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David Combs, an insurance broker in Kentucky, wound up benefiting from the Affordable Care Act, even though early on he had figured the law would put brokers out of business. Jenny Gold/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success

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Eric Bleeker and a partner respond to 911 calls in this vehicle. The medical team can run simple lab tests and prescribe some drugs, which may spare a patient a trip to the ER. Eric Whitney hide caption

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Replacing An Ambulance With A Station Wagon

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From her cubicle at Vital Decisions in Cherry Hill, N.J., Kate Schleicher counsels people who are seriously ill. Emma Lee/WHYY hide caption

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Hello, May I Help You Plan Your Final Months?

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Under Kevin Counihan, Connecticut's health insurance exchange used concerts and storefront offices to reach customers. Courtesy of Chion Wolf/WNPR hide caption

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The headquarters for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield dominate the Pittsburgh skyline much as they organizations have dominated health care in the region for decades. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Pittsburgh Health Care Giants Take Fight To Each Other's Turf

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