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Iris Galvez, a health insurance navigator (right) helps Mary Soliz of Houston, Texas, sign up for her first health plan through the Affordable Care Act on January 28, 2015 at a Houston community center. Courtesy of Iris Galvez hide caption

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Feds Hopeful Hispanics Will Respond As Open Enrollment Comes To A Close

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The price of getting a health insurance card may seem expensive, but officials say the minimum tax penalty for remaining uninsured is $695, and could rise to more than $10,000 for wealthy families who choose not to get coverage. Photo Alto/Getty Images hide caption

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Dave Manning (left) and three other veterans who are studying to become physician assistants at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Brian Strickland / News.UNCHealthcare.org hide caption

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Making The Most Of Military Medics' Field Experience

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Medicaid May Soon Pay For Some Inpatient Addiction Treatment

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Bupropion, sold under the name Wellbutrin, is an antidepressant often prescribed to help a person quit smoking. Michelle Del Guercio/Science Source hide caption

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East Cleveland medic Anthony Savoy says his city's ambulances are diverted frequently to a hospital further away, and that can add one or two minutes to response times. Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN hide caption

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Cleveland Pressures Hospitals To Keep ERs Open To All Ambulances

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Duke Gillingham, president of Oasis Foods, in Hillside, N.J., says about two-thirds of his roughly 180 employees declined to enroll in the company health plan for 2015. Many make less than $15 an hour, and found the company plan too expensive. Fred Mogul/WNYC hide caption

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N.J. Factory Turns To Medicaid To Insure Lowest-Paid Employees

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Seanne Thomas manages three health insurance plans for people in her family. Mark Zdechlik/MPR hide caption

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Do You Speak Health Insurance? It's Not Easy

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Dr. Irene Aguilar, a Democrat and Colorado state senator from Denver County, is also a medical internist and advocate of universal health care. She led this Denver rally in favor of the 2016 ballot measure. John Daley/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Coloradans Will Put Single-Payer Health Care To A Vote

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Martha Lucia (from left), Bienvendida Barreno and Jorge Baquero discuss health insurance options with agents from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors at a Miami mall last month. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Obamacare Sign-Ups Could Get A Bump As Higher Penalties Kick In

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Carmen Smith now gets the insulin she needs via her doctor's prescription. When she lacked health insurance, buying a version of the medicine over the counter was cheaper, she says. But it was hard to get the dose right. Lynn Ischay for NPR hide caption

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You Can Buy Insulin Without A Prescription, But Should You?

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