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St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore is one of the 131 hospitals run by Ascension Health. It's a not-for-profit, Catholic health care system that treats many low-income patients. St. Agnes Hospital hide caption

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Florida state Senate president Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, was applauded by his fellow senators Tuesday, after expressing his disappointment with the Florida House for ending its session three days early, instead of working through the budget clash. Steve Cannon/AP hide caption

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Florida's House Quits Early, At Impasse Over Medicaid Expansion

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Michaela leans on her mother, Dee, while talking to Dr. Karin Selva about puberty suppression. Kristian Foden-Vencil/Oregon Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Puberty Suppression Now A Choice For Teens On Medicaid In Oregon

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Johnny Reynolds ignored diabetes symptoms and put off going to the doctor for years when he didn't have health insurance. He was afraid he couldn't afford treatment. Anders Kelto/NPR hide caption

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States That Expand Medicaid Detect More Cases Of Diabetes

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When Alexis Paige lost her job, she was afraid she would have to discontinue her estrogen treatments. That can't happen now under the Oregon Health Plan. Cree Jude Gordon/Courtesy Alexis Paige hide caption

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In Oregon, Medicaid Now Covers Transgender Medical Care

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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is giving Medicaid expansion another try. Matt Volz/AP hide caption

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As Heard On Morning Edition

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Gov. Bill Haslam announces his proposal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee on Dec. 15. Under the plan, the hospital association would pay the state's portion of the program. Erik Schelzig/AP hide caption

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Tennessee's Medicaid Deal Dodges A Partisan Fight

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Donna Giron wheels through the halls of the nursing home she's lived in since May. Finding an affordable home of her own has been difficult. Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN hide caption

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When Home And Health Are Just Out Of Reach

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Valerie Davidson was appointed health commissioner by Alaska's Gov. Bill Walker to help him expand Medicaid in the state. She'll look for middle ground with Republicans to get it done, she says. Lori Townsend/Alaska Public Media hide caption

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Alaska's Governor Eager To Expand Medicaid

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Andres Cuartas got help from an agent last March when he signed up for health insurance at a Miami mall. In the last year, the percentage of women who are uninsured has dropped more than the percentage of uninsured men. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Health Law's Big Tent Still Leaves Some People Out

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