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From left: Sekou Sheriff, of Barkedu village in Liberia, whose parents died at an Ebola treatment center; a polio vaccination booth in Pakistan; a schoolgirl in Ethiopia examines underwear with a pocket for a menstrual pad; an image from a video on the ethics of selfies; Consolata Agunga goes door-to-door as a community health worker in her village in Kenya. From left: John Poole/NPR; Jason Beaubien/NPR; Courtesy of Be Girl Inc.; SAIH Norway/Screenshot by NPR; Marc Silver/NPR hide caption

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Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, appeared before the House Oversight Committee during a contentious hearing on drug pricing on Feb. 4, 2016. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Rural Areas Across The Country Face Drastic Shortage Of Mental Health Care

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Rural Hospitals Continue To Close

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Eliza Oliver helps her daughter, Taelyn, step down from the exam table after a wellness check at the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas in Fort Scott, Kan. The child's doctor now has a medical scribe to takes notes. The visit this time seemed more "personal," Oliver says. Sarah Jane Tribble/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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1 Year After Losing Its Hospital, A Rural Town Is Determined To Survive

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Hospital Tries Day Care For Patients

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Examining Health Care Spending Since Obamacare

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New Report Shows That An Alarming Number Of Children Are Being Poisoned By Opioids

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Texas will soon enact a law to prevent patients from getting hit with surprise medical bills. seksan Mongkhonkhamsao/Getty Images hide caption

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Calif. Attorney General Xavier Becerra On Latest Challenge To Affordable Care Act

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Fifth Circuit Court Of Appeals Rules ACA Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

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Since its passage, the Affordable Care Act has been the subject of multiple court cases and attempts to derail it in Congress — attempts that garnered protests in 2017 and beyond. The law has survived, so far, but a key provision was struck down Wednesday in federal court. Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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