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Meg Ivatti (right), a manager at HealthSource RI, the state's insurance exchange, works with Dianiri Paulino to help a caller sign up for coverage in 2014. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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For Rhode Island, Interstate Health Insurance Sales Didn't Pan Out

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As Republicans look for ways to loosen the Affordable Care Act's coverage requirements, sales of short-term health insurance policies could take off. Petrol/Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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HealthCare.gov's open enrollment for 2017 started Nov. 1 and ends on Tuesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Last Chance To Sign Up For Obamacare, For 2017 And Maybe Forever

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Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, speaks during an enrollment event in Grand Park, in front of Los Angeles City Hall, on Nov. 14. Gary Friedman/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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With financial incentives from the ACA, the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston signed agreements with physicians and insurers to create an accountable care organization, in hopes of reducing health care's cost in the long run. But achieving those savings takes time, say hospital officials. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Hospitals Worry Repeal Of Obamacare Would Jeopardize Innovations In Care

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich, shown at a White House event in November, met with GOP members of the Senate Finance Committee last week for a closed-door discussion about the health care law. Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Meet The Republican Governors Who Don't Want To Repeal All Of Obamacare

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Most restaurants are required to post calorie counts on menus as a result of the Affordable Care Act. The question is whether they help you resist that doughnut. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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6 Lesser-Known Obamacare Provisions That Could Evaporate

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Matt and Abra Schultz, of Pottsville, Pa., say they're frustrated by the rising cost of health insurance. Ben Allen/WITF hide caption

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Insurance Customers In Pennsylvania Look To Trump To Ease Their Burden

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Sara Kelly Jones of Charlotte, N.C., says she is terrified she will lose her health insurance if lawmakers repeal the Affordable Care Act. Hannah Sharpe/Legal Services of Southern Piedmont hide caption

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As Obamacare Repeal Heats Up, Newly Insured North Carolinians Fret

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Poll: Most Americans Say Don't Repeal Obamacare Without A Replacement

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Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, introduced a resolution that will serve as the vehicle for repealing key parts of Obamacare. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Patients always have the right to appeal an insurer's decision to turn down their request for care at a major cancer center. But the chances an appeal will be honored can vary widely by type of cancer and an individual's case. Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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