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Less than half of the 22 million veterans in the U.S. get their health care through the Veterans Affairs system. Many rely on Medicaid, which is slated for reductions under the health plan making its way through the U.S. Senate. bwilking/Getty Images hide caption

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Veterans Helped By Obamacare Worry About Republican Repeal Efforts

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The ongoing debate over health care has many people wondering how changes will affect their coverage. Fanatic Studio/Collection Mix: Sub/Getty Images hide caption

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Q&A: What Does The Senate Health Bill Mean For Me?

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Medicaid pays the costs for about 62 percent of seniors who are living in nursing homes, some of the priciest health care available. Tomas Rodriguez/Getty Images/Picture Press RM hide caption

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Coal and steel jobs were once plentiful in Steubenville, Ohio. Today, the local hospital is the top employer in the county. Courtesy of Rana Xavier hide caption

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After Decline Of Steel And Coal, Ohio Fears Health Care Jobs Are Next

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Andy Slavitt was in charge of running the federal agency that oversees the Affordable Care Act from 2015 to 2017. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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What The Man Who Ran Obamacare Thinks About The Republican Health Care Plan

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' health care bill on Thursday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

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Pemiscot Memorial, the public hospital in one of Missouri's poorest counties, depends on Medicaid funding to survive, its CEO says. Bram Sable-Smith/Side Effects Public Media hide caption

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Republicans' Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Rural Patients Hard

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Justine Orr (right), program manager for Our Place Day Services, helps David Breuer chop tomatoes during a cooking class at the center north of Milwaukee. Nearly all the center's clients pay for services with funds from Medicaid. Sara Stathas for NPR hide caption

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Medicaid Cuts In Wisconsin Would Undermine Training For Adults With Disabilities

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Dawn Poole and her husband have to regularly document their family finances to make sure their nine children, who all have complex health conditions, continue to qualify for Medicaid. Courtesy of the Poole family hide caption

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A bill that would allow Nevadans without insurance to buy into Medicaid starting in 2019 awaits Gov. Brian Sandoval's signature or veto. Kevin Clifford/AP hide caption

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Nevada May Become First State To Offer Medicaid To All, Regardless Of Income

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Charlene Yurgaitis gets health insurance through Medicaid in Pennsylvania. It covers the counseling and medication she and her doctors say she needs to recover from her opioid addiction. Ben Allen/WITF hide caption

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GOP's Proposed Cuts To Medicaid Threaten Treatment For Opioid Addiction

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Evan Nodvin, seen here in his Atlanta-area apartment, uses services that are covered by Medicaid. Elly Yu/WABE hide caption

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Disability Advocates Fear Impact Of Medicaid Cuts In GOP Health Plan

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Ben Gapinski, 10, (center) is greeted by his parents Dan and Nancy Gapinski after getting off the school bus. When Ben was a toddler, he was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and needed constant monitoring to stay safe. Sara Stathas for NPR hide caption

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Wisconsin Family Stays Together With Help From Medicaid

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Poll responses to the question of whether the Senate should pass the American Health Care Act. NPR hide caption

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Poll: Americans Increasingly Think Their Health Care Will Get Worse

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