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Study: Decline in uninsured rates varies by state adoption of ACA

The number of uninsured adult Americans has declined significantly more in states that have expanded Medicaid and set up their own health care exchanges as a part of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new Gallup poll. The uninsured …

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Health insurance can’t be denied for pre-existing conditions under the Affordable Care Act

When Ron Byzet was laid off as a government contractor for NASA after 33 years on the job, he also lost his health insurance. He wasn’t old enough

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Stroke survivors will benefit from healthcare law on World Stroke Day

This year alone, about 795,000 Americans will have a stroke. The health impact for stroke survivors can be shattering, while the financial impact can add to the difficulties

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Affordable Care Act promises patient protections for young family members

Cardiovascular health begins at an early age, making the need for affordable health care critical for our country’s littlest citizens.  Since the Affordable Care Act became law, patient

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Survivor says Affordable Care Act may have saved her life

Life as a college freshman was crisp and new for Aqualyn Laury as she walked across the campus to her first class of the day. Then she felt

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Affordable Care Act offers essential health benefits to consumers

In the past, even with health insurance, a serious heart attack or stroke could mean financial disaster. For example, some types of health plans excluded coverage for basic care,

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New tax credit helps make health insurance affordable

The biggest barrier to obtaining comprehensive health care coverage is affordability for many of the United States’ 48.6 million uninsured individuals. Nearly  half of the uninsured with heart disease

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HuffPo column: Bringing quality health care to all Americans

This week, our nation takes an important step toward becoming healthier. This is the week uninsured Americans can start shopping for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. American Heart Association

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A consumer’s guide to the new Health Insurance Marketplace

This week marks the opening of the new Health Insurance Marketplace, which provides a single location for consumers to check out their health insurance options. Whether you are uninsured

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Why health insurance can improve your heart health

No one plans to have a heart attack, stroke or other major medical emergency. But if you do, having insurance allows you to get the care you need,