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This photo taken Jan. 8, 2014 shows Steve Bosshard, right, handing over a specially prepared box of food to Maria Gonzalez, left, at a food bank distribution in Petaluma, Calif., as part of a research project with Feeding America to try to improve the health of diabetics in food-insecure families. Doctors are warning that the federal government could be socked with a bigger health bill if Congress cuts food stamps _ maybe not immediately, they say, but if the poor wind up in doctors' offices or hospitals as a result. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

This photo taken Jan. 8, 2014 shows Steve Bosshard, right, handing over a specially prepared box of food to Maria Gonzalez, left, at a food bank distribution in Petaluma, Calif., as part of a research project with Feeding America to try to improve the health of diabetics in food-insecure families. Doctors are warning that the federal government could be socked with a bigger health bill if Congress cuts food stamps _ maybe not immediately, they say, but if the poor wind up in doctors' offices or hospitals as a result. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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