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President Obama responds to a question from NPR's Steve Inskeep on Dec. 17 in the Oval Office. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Here's Why Obama Said The U.S. Is 'Less Racially Divided'

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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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Kevin Counihan (left) runs HealthCare.gov, and Michael Cannon, of the Cato Institute, is a prominent critic of Obamacare. Courtesy of Chion Wolf/WNPR; Courtesy of the Cato Institute hide caption

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A Split View On Obamacare's Past And Future

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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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Need a gift for a 20-something kid about to age out of the family's health plan? Juana Rivera (left) discusses insurance options with Fabrizzio Russi, an agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, at the Mall of the Americas in Miami. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Elisa Carrero assists Julian Gauiria, of Paterson, N.J., with enrollment in the health insurance exchange in November. Signups continue to be brisk, health officials say. Tyson Trish/North Jersey/Landov hide caption

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Obama Administration Downplays Court Challenge To Health Law

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Sandra Lopez (left) and her dog, Coco, greet hospice nurse Heather Meyerend last fall. In the weeks before Lopez died, Meyerend stopped by weekly to check her physical health, pain levels and medications. Amy Pearl/WNYC hide caption

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Too Little, Too Late For Many New Yorkers Seeking Hospice

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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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Wellness At Work Often Comes With Strings Attached

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David Goldhill (second from left) talks with Dan Hilferty of Independence Blue Cross, Kevin Nazemi of Oscar Insurance and Sam Nussbaum of WellPoint in a conversation about health costs. Moderator Avik Roy is at far left. Glen Davis/Forbes hide caption

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MIT economist Jonathan Gruber testifies Tuesday before the House Oversight Committee. He apologized for his comments on how the Affordable Care Act was created. Molly Riley/AP hide caption

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Obamacare Adviser Gets Set To Go In Front Of Congressional Firing Squad

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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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