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Sam Baker

Health Care Correspondent

sbaker@nationaljournal.com

Sam Baker is a health care correspondent at National Journal. He previously covered health care and the Supreme Court for The Hill newspaper, and covered the passage and early implementation of the Affordable Care Act at Inside Health Policy. He is a native of Lexington, Ky. and a graduate of the University of Missouri.

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Health Spending On The Rise?- Health Care Edge

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Obamacare Enrollment Ends, For Real This Time - Health Care Edge

APRIL 15: Obamacare's first open enrollment period is really over now -- today marks the end of the extension granted to people who were "in line" to apply for coverage by the March 31 deadline....

What Obamacare Means for Your Taxes

Some taxpayers owe more this year because of changes related to the health care law.

Obamacare Is Getting Cheaper

CBO says the law will cost taxpayers less than expected, and predicts only a slight increase in premiums next year.

Getting Ready For Burwell - Health Care Edge

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Can Sylvia Burwell Avoid the Kathleen Sebelius Trap?

Kathleen Sebelius was exactly what the White House needed in an HHS secretary—until she wasn't.

President Obama Officially Nominates Kathleen Sebelius's Replacement

The president announced Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his nominee to be the next Health and Human Services secretary Friday.

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Health Spending On The Rise?- Health Care Edge

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Obamacare Enrollment Ends, For Real This Time - Health Care Edge

APRIL 15: Obamacare's first open enrollment period is really over now -- today marks the end of the extension granted to people who were "in line" to apply for coverage by the March 31 deadline....

What Obamacare Means for Your Taxes

Some taxpayers owe more this year because of changes related to the health care law.

Obamacare Is Getting Cheaper

CBO says the law will cost taxpayers less than expected, and predicts only a slight increase in premiums next year.

Getting Ready For Burwell - Health Care Edge

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Can Sylvia Burwell Avoid the Kathleen Sebelius Trap?

Kathleen Sebelius was exactly what the White House needed in an HHS secretary—until she wasn't.

President Obama Officially Nominates Kathleen Sebelius's Replacement

The president announced Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his nominee to be the next Health and Human Services secretary Friday.

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