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Jose Villanueva, left, and Doraisy Avila sit look at a pricing plan available from the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

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Jose Villanueva, left, and Doraisy Avila sit look at a pricing plan available from the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 35%

About 35 percent of Americans who signed up for health coverage through Obamacare’s federal exchanges are under 35 years old, according to the White House. About 28 percent are between 18 and 34 years old. The share of younger people who signed...

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, speaks while Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, left, with daughter Chelsea Clinton during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, speaks while Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, left, with daughter Chelsea Clinton during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

Chelsea Clinton Putting a Grandmother in Play in 2016?

Updated April 18 at 10:20 am EDT Chelsea Clinton, the only child of former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, announced that she is pregnant. Marc and I are so thrilled to be expecting our first child...

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Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other administration officials meet with health insurance executives in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on April 17, 2014.

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Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other administration officials meet with health insurance executives in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on April 17, 2014.

Obamacare’s Valleys and Hills: Obama on a Hilltop Today

The Obama administration “botched” the Oct. 1 roll-out of the “Obamacare” website. That was the president’s verb. The health-care exchanges opened under the law enrolled 7 million people by the March 31 deadline, meeting expectations. Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of...

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Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin in St. Johnsbury Vermont.

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Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin in St. Johnsbury Vermont.

Holder: Attack Heroin as Health Problem, Not Simply Police Problem

Attorney General Eric Holder today urged local police and federal officials to rethink the nation’s approach to combating the surging use of heroin. “The heroin problem is worthy of all of our attention,” Holder said in a speech to dozens...

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Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services.

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Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $886 Billion

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department spent $886 billion in 2013. That makes HHS the biggest federal department by outlays. The $886 billion accounted for about one-fourth of total federal outlays. Kathleen Sebelius, who leads the department, will resign as...

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Anti-abortion activist Brian Normile of Beavercreek, Ohio, outside a Planned Parenthood on Jan. 21, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Anti-abortion activist Brian Normile of Beavercreek, Ohio, outside a Planned Parenthood on Jan. 21, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Abortion Foes Renew Obamacare Assault as Court Hearing Nears

When Ohio Democratic Rep. Steve Driehaus sought re-election in 2010, the anti-abortion group, Susan B. Anthony List, tried to erect billboards highlighting his vote for the Affordable Care Act. The organization contended that the law included taxpayer funding for abortion....

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President Barack Obama and Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., visit Zingerman's Deli on April 2, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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President Barack Obama and Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., visit Zingerman's Deli on April 2, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Obama Orders a Reuben — Hold the Tabouleh

Standing in front of salads ranging from tabouleh to broccoli, President Barack Obama today instead chose the Classic Reuben sandwich at Ann Arbor’s famed Zingerman’s Deli. He did choose the smaller sized sandwich, saving a few calories and a couple...

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Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) leave a Senate Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) leave a Senate Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Chambliss Leaving ‘Frustrating’ Senate says Boehner Here to Stay

Retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a member of Congress for 20 years and senator for the past 12, says today’s Senate isn’t what he had in mind. “There’s not an awful lot going on in the Senate” right now, the Georgia...

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People stand in the line to register for insurance under the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

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People stand in the line to register for insurance under the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 7.1 Million

President Barack Obama said that 7.1 million people signed up for coverage under his health-insurance law. “All told, because of this law, millions of our fellow citizens know the economic security of health insurance who didn’t just a few years...

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President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, on April 1, 2014, about the Affordable Care Act.

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President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, on April 1, 2014, about the Affordable Care Act.

Obamacare ‘Surge’ Gets Rose Garden Treatment: 7 Million Enrolled in Six Months

Despite problems that Obamacare suffered “out of the starting gate,” President Barack Obama told a cheering audience in the Rose Garden today, 7.1 million people have signed up for coverage at the federal exchanges. “In these first six months, we’ve...

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