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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff, whom the group threatened to kill two weeks ago.
 
September 2, 2014 | NPR · In response to unrest in eastern Ukraine, NATO is considering forming a rapid reaction force — a topic that will be discussed at a summit this week in Wales. But how will Russia react, and is this the right move for the alliance? To learn more, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.
 
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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Aug 5, 2014 — The biggest jump since 2013 has been in states that expanded Medicaid and created insurance exchanges. Arkansas has fared best — reducing its percentage of uninsured from 22 to 12.
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Jun 3, 2014 — Tammy Boudreaux was uninsured in December, and not sure that she wanted any part of HealthCare.gov. Ultimately she persevered to sign up for a health plan. We checked back to find out why.
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Apr 25, 2014 — The deadline to enroll in Obamacare plans has passed, and many people didn't buy health insurance. Many will have to pay a penalty. Their reasons for opting out vary.
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Apr 16, 2014 — Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.
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Apr 1, 2014 — Federally funded health clinics serve all comers, and people pay fees based on a sliding scale. That's one option for people who didn't sign up for health insurance on the exchanges.
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Mar 10, 2014 — More people reported being covered by insurance they purchased themselves or by Medicaid. The percentage who said they were covered by employer plans fell slightly.
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Dec 19, 2013 — Going without insurance would be a gamble. But the high deductibles of Affordable Care Act plans make them a hard sell for Tammy Boudreaux. If her health holds up, she could skip insurance, pay a penalty and still save a couple of hundred dollars a month.
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Aug 13, 2013 — Members of the Access to Healthcare Network in Reno, Nev., get discounts on health services. But first, they pay a monthly membership fee. They also agree to pay their medical bills to providers upfront.
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May 20, 2013 — Most health plans accept a credit card for the first month's premium and then require customers to pay monthly with a check or an electronic transfer from a bank account. For people without a banking relationship, these transactions can be tricky.
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Aug 13, 2012 — Dr. Jamie Lynn Garcia grew the two-room Pomona Free Clinic into the Pomona Community Health Center, which serves thousands of homeless and uninsured residents.
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