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6 Things To Know About Healthcare.gov Open Enrollment

'Tis the season in the Marketplace — it's Open Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA, a.k.a. Obamacare). I know, I know. You'd rather go Christmas shopping than health insurance shopping. On t…

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22 Health Insurance Words You Should Know

Do you know the difference between your health insurance copay and coinsurance? Know what minimum essential coverage means or the 10 essential health benefits of the Affordable Care Act? The next open…

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6 Things to Know About Obamacare

I hate the word "Obamacare." Last year, television host Jimmy Kimmel took to the streets to ask passersby which they liked better, Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They're one and the same,…

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Open Enrollment is Over: Can You Still Get Covered?

Over eight million people signed up for health insurance in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace during the 2014 open enrollment period. Were you one of them? If not, the next open enrollment per…

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Generic Vs. Brand Name Birth Control: I Thought It Was All Covered?

I strolled into my local pharmacy on January 11, 2013, with my wallet tucked into the depths of my backpack, confidently out of reach: I was picking up my first pack of free birth control (that is, bi…

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Choosing A Health Insurance Plan 101

The Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period is in full swing. In fact, you only have until March 31, 2014 to get coverage through your state marketplace—so if you haven’t signed up already, there…

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3 Reasons Health Insurance Could Rock Your World

UPDATE: The health insurance marketplace is officially open! If you haven't been able to afford insurance in the past, now is the perfect time to read upand sign up. We’ve told you some reasons…

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The Madness and the Mystery of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) may end up in wheelchairs. People with MS climb mountains and run marathons. Both statements are true, but neither accurately describes what it means to have MS…

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Make Breast Feeding Easier: Surgeon General Issues Call to Action

Everyone can help make breastfeeding easier! Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin issued a Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, outlining steps that can be taken to remove some of the obstacl…

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