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Venezuelans wait in line for food in northern Brazil in February 2018. The migrants often say the main reasons they've fled are to get food and health care. Andre Coelho/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Collapse Of Health System Sends Venezuelans Fleeing To Brazil For Basic Meds

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Central American migrants, hoping to ask for asylum in the United States, are being relocated to a temporary shelter in Tijuana, Mexico. Volunteers from San Diego visit the migrants weekly to help with health care. GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Asylum-Seekers Waiting In Mexico, Volunteers Offer Medical Help

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Planned Parenthood opened its new headquarters in Washington, D.C., in September. The Supreme Court declined to take up a key case, a big win for the organization. Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman, celebrate. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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"Democrats call it 'Medicare-for-all' because it sounds good, but in reality, it actually ends Medicare in its current form," Speaker of the House Paul Ryan asserted in a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump arrives with Sen. Dean Heller in Nevada on Saturday for a campaign rally. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Nevada GOP Sen. Heller — Once A Trump Critic — Now Embraces President In Tight Race

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Demonstrators hold signs as Democratic leaders speak with reporters outside the U.S. Capitol June 26, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Midterm Election Could Reshape Health Policy

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Despite the political uncertainties, insurance companies have started to learn how to make a profit on the plans they offer through the Affordable Care Act. Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Analysts Predict Health Care Marketplace Premiums Will Stabilize For 2019 Coverage

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The Nashik Civil District Hospital is a government facility about 100 miles outside Mumbai. The director, Dr. Suresh Jagdale, acknowledges that the mortality rate is higher than that of private hospitals, but he says he's proud to offer free health treatment to India's poor. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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India Aims For The World's Biggest Health Care Overhaul

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Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks to supporters at the opening of her campaign field office on May 18 in Ferguson, Mo. Bill Boyce/AP hide caption

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Flipping The Script — Red State Democrats Campaign On Health Care

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A demonstration in Copenhagen, Denmark, in support of Syrian migrants. A new study looks at the benefit of offering physical and psychological support to refugees who have been tortured. Frédéric Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Bill Of The Month: A Tale Of 2 CT Scanners — One Richer, One Poorer

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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine (center), is joined on Wednesday by Sen. Lindsey Graham (from left), R-S.C., Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. Collins was pushing for provisions in the budget bill aimed at lowering premiums for people purchasing health insurance in the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces. That didn't happen. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Francis Brauner was instrumental in helping launch a class-action lawsuit on behalf of current inmates at Louisiana's Angola prison, suing for care that allegedly caused them "needless pain and suffering." Charles A. Smith hide caption

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Angola Prison Lawsuit Poses Question: What Kind Of Medical Care Do Inmates Deserve?

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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member, and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, meet before the start of a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, the morning after they reached a deal to resume federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump had halted. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Sens. Jon Tester, left, and Steve Daines, speaking together in Jardine, Mont., in August 2017. Both said recently they want the Indian Health Service to have new, strong leadership soon. Matthew Brown/AP Photo/Matthew Brown hide caption

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