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She is ‘still defending that vote’ to repeal the health law, says her Democratic rival for Congress.
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While California has readily embraced the Affordable Care Act, thousands of uninsured or underinsured still turn out for a mega free clinic in Los Angeles every year. Here are a few of their stories.
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Will California keep pursuing incremental health reforms or make a push for single-payer?
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Politico's Paul Demko looks at how three states — Washington, Mississippi and Idaho — are pursuing divergent paths under the new ACA landscape.
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The need for more affordable coverage is real, but association health plans have had a dismal track record through the years.
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“This is really an issue that you can explore in your state no matter what,” said WSJ health policy reporter Stephanie Armour.
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What to do when history supersedes the thrust of your project?
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Peter Lee on why California's health exchange is partially insulated from GOP-led attacks on the ACA — and why that could all change down the road.
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Tremendous uncertainty exists over how a state-based single-payer system would work, but no matter how it's crafted, the costs would be steep.

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