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Anchorage dental hygienist Victoria Cronquist pays $1,600 a month for a health insurance policy that covers four people in her family. Next year, she says, the rate is set to jump to $2,600 a month. Annie Feidt/APRN hide caption

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Steep Hikes In Insurance Rates Force Alaskans To Make Tough Choices

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Aymara Marchante (from left) and Wiktor Garcia talked with Maria Elena Santa Coloma, an insurance adviser with UniVista Insurance, during February 2015 sign-ups for health plans in Miami, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Obamacare Deploys New Apps, Allies To Persuade The Uninsured

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Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee has found that connecting people with primary care doctors reduces the number of emergency room visits. Courtesy of Aurora Health Care hide caption

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New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman asked 20 urgent care clinics for information about how they represent insurance coverage to customers. Now four companies have agreed to change their practices. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., proposed a bill in April to repeal the impending excise tax on employee health benefits that Obamacare deems excessive. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. hide caption

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Looming Tax On High-End Health Plans Draws Heavy Fire

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Changes to the Affordable Care Act haven't been easy to come by, but President Obama just signed into law a relaxation of some requirements for small businesses. Olivier Douliery/DPA/Landov hide caption

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Deco Carter, who drives mostly for Lyft, a ride-hailing service, has been involved in two auto accidents that left him unable to work while his car was being repaired. Alan Toth/KQED hide caption

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Laticia Aossey was hospitalized while a student at the University of Northern Iowa when she realized she hadn't signed up for health insurance. Matthew Putney/Courtesy of Youth Today hide caption

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has ideas about how to rein in health costs that hit consumers in the pocketbook. But would they work? Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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Jane Garcia, CEO of La Clinica de la Raza, which serves 25,000 patients in Contra Costa County, Calif., addresses supporters of expanding health care for undocumented adults. Farida Jhabvala Romero/KQED hide caption

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