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Patients Want To Price-Shop For Care, But Online Tools Unreliable

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Rick and Letha Heitman, of Centennial, Colo., bought their health plan in 2015 through Colorado HealthOP, an insurance cooperative that will close at the end of the year. HealthOp's CEO says the co-op was "blindsided" when some promised federal subsidies failed to materialize. John Daley/CPR News hide caption

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Many Health Co-Ops Fold, Others Survive Startup Struggles

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Mendocino, Calif., lures vacationing tourists and retirees. But the lone hospital on this remote stretch of coast, in nearby Fort Bragg, is struggling financially. David McSpadden/Wikimedia hide caption

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Mendocino Coast Fights To Keep Its Lone Hospital Afloat

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Kalu James moved to Austin, Texas, eight years ago, but bought health insurance for the first time this year. Twenty percent of the city's musicians live below the federal poverty line. Veronica Zaragovia/KUT hide caption

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Musicians Struggle To Buy Insurance In A City That Thrives On Music

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Vernon Thomas, a part-time music producer, is trying to decide whether it's worth it to sign up for health insurance. Fred Mogul/WNYC hide caption

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Confusion And High Costs Still Hamper Obamacare Enrollment

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell says she's willing to work with Texas leaders to craft a unique Medicaid plan for the state. Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Landov hide caption

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Texas' Changing Relationship To Obamacare

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Anchorage dental hygienist Victoria Cronquist pays $1,600 a month for a health insurance policy that covers four people in her family. Next year, she says, the rate is set to jump to $2,600 a month. Annie Feidt/APRN hide caption

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Steep Hikes In Insurance Rates Force Alaskans To Make Tough Choices

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Aymara Marchante (from left) and Wiktor Garcia talked with Maria Elena Santa Coloma, an insurance adviser with UniVista Insurance, during February 2015 sign-ups for health plans in Miami, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Obamacare Deploys New Apps, Allies To Persuade The Uninsured

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Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee has found that connecting people with primary care doctors reduces the number of emergency room visits. Courtesy of Aurora Health Care hide caption

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Gov. Jerry Brown signed California's Medicaid expansion bill into law in June 2013. Since then, the number of people enrolled in Medi-Cal, the state's version of Medicaid, has surged. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., proposed a bill in April to repeal the impending excise tax on employee health benefits that Obamacare deems excessive. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. hide caption

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Looming Tax On High-End Health Plans Draws Heavy Fire

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