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Mike Smith, of Long Beach, Calif., now pays $200 for his family's health insurance policy, compared with the $3,000 a month he would have had to pay on the individual market last year. Stephanie O'Neill for NPR hide caption

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Obamacare Enrollees Emboldened To Leave Jobs, Start Businesses

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Hundreds in California rushed to get health insurance just before the deadline. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

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A 2011 GAO report that sampled data from a handful of states suggests that, even before Obamacare, patients got the claim denial overturned 39 to 59 percent of the time when they appealed directly to the insurer. iStockphoto hide caption

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Patients Often Win If They Appeal A Denied Health Claim

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Maritza Martinez worked with an insurance agent at a kiosk in a Miami mall to find the right health insurance plan for 2014. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Lessons Learned For 2015 From This Year's Obamacare Sign-Ups

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Karl Sutton leaves his mobile greenhouse in Montana. He sells spinach as part of a farmers co-op, and likes that nonprofit business model for his health insurance, too. Eric Whitney for NPR hide caption

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Small Health Insurance Co-Ops Seeing Early Success

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When Brad Stevens was young, his only "health insurance" was taking tons of vitamins and spending three hours at the gym every day. But after a serious bike accident and an expensive battle with thyroid cancer, the 59-year-old realized nobody's invincible. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Everybody Has A Price: Why This 'Invincible' Chose Insurance

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