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Health care delivery is expected to change, with more care provided by nurse practitioners and fewer people having a doctor for life. Images.com/Corbis hide caption

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U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (center) and colleagues gather before a Sunday vote on Capitol Hill. The House passed two new provisions to a federal spending bill to delay Obamacare for a year and to repeal the medical device tax. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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A student gets vaccinated against pertussis at a Los Angeles middle school in 2012. The state required that students be immunized to halt an epidemic of whooping cough. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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'How Much Will Obamacare Cost Me?' Try Our Calculator

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The audience concentrates on a presentation by Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger's office about the federal health care overhaul at the University of Kansas satellite campus in Overland Park, Kan., earlier this month. John Hanna/AP hide caption

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Insurance Exchange 101: Here's What You Need To Know

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University of Maryland's Jaydev Desai shows off a prototype of a robot that he and colleagues are developing to minimize harm to patients during brain surgery. John T. Consoli/University of Maryland hide caption

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Chicago insurance broker Sean Whaley told The Associated Press earlier this month that his self-employed clients were frustrated that didn't have the information to plan ahead for their families' health care costs in 2014. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Enroll America outreach worker Rosy Mota (right) talks about the federal health care law with a CVS customer. Carrie Feibel hide caption

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Houston Gears Up For Obamacare, Despite GOP Opposition

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Streptococcus pyogenes shouldn't be taken lightly. Left untreated, an infection with germ can trigger an autoimmune disease that damages the heart. NIAID/Flickr.com hide caption

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Susan Mull is a substitute teacher in Lancaster County, Pa. She's lived with HIV for 21 years, the past 13 without health insurance. She says an expansion of Medicaid in Pennsylvania would be "life-changing." Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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A broken hip like the one at left is a big health worry for older women. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, the state agency running the state's new health exchange, announced the plans and prices that will be offered by private insurers on May 23. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz leaves the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon Tuesday, shortly before beginning a filibuster against Obamacare. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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