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"I believe that health care is a right, not a privilege," Sen. Bernie Sanders told Denver supporters in February. ColoradoCare supporters hope to leverage his charisma for a win on their state amendment. Marc Piscotty/Getty Images hide caption

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Campaign For Universal Health Care In Colorado Seeks Bernie Sanders' Help

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When your health insurer reclassifies a prescription drug you take from tier 1 to tier 2, it can sharply increase the portion of the drug's cost that you're expected to pay. Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, said the projected rate increases for 2017 are linked to increases in the cost of health care in the state. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Toddlers need consistent care from a pediatrician to make sure, among other things, that they are hitting developmental milestones and their vaccinations are up-to-date. Tetra Images/Getty Images hide caption

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A guide works on the federal enrollment website as she helps a Delaware resident sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act in 2014. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama speaks in Dallas in 2013 about the technical problems that affected the initial rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Now, citing the law's success, he is urging Congress to expand the insurance offerings. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hassle Of Being A Patient Can Turn Into A Crisis Without Sick Leave

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Glenn Baker, 44, stands in his South Side apartment that is paid for by a program of the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. Miles Bryan/WBEZ hide caption

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A Hospital Offers Frequent ER Patients An Out — Free Housing

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How do you stay on the family health plan without your parents finding out about your health issues? Alex Williamson/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Though the federal Affordable Care Act requires health insurers to cover many types of contraception, a vasectomy is not one of them. Charles Thatcher/Getty Images hide caption

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Vermont Insurers Must Now Cover Vasectomies

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Would the threat of Zika lead you to rethink a scheduled trip to Ipanema beach or the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? You'd need the right kind of travel insurance to cover the cost of a canceled trip. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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