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Gilead Sciences' Harvoni can cure hepatitis C, but the drug costs a fortune. Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Platform Check: Trump And Clinton On Health Care

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Attendees wear t-shirts in support of presidential candidates committing to Social Security for all generations during a town hall meeting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Jan. 29. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The Issues: Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump On Social Security And Medicare

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Nurses teach patients how to use equipment and do peritoneal dialysis at home. Life in View/Science Source hide caption

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Feds Say More People Should Try Dialysis At Home

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After a Cologuard screening test for colon cancer comes back positive, patients may have to pay for additional diagnostic tests. Exact Sciences hide caption

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Memorial Hermann Hospital System in Houston was one of very few nationally renowned hospitals to get a five-star ranking from Medicare. Ed Uthman/Flickr 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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In states that made medical marijuana legal, prescriptions for a range of drugs covered by Medicare dropped. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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The backlog of appeals of denied Medicare claims will take years to clear up even after changes proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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