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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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Coverage countdown: Deadline to sign up for health insurance is Monday

There are only a few days left to sign up for health insurance coverage for 2014 through the Health Insurance Marketplace. March 31 is the deadline for most uninsured individuals to sign

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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 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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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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CDC shares health statistics from early 2013

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released this week shows more than a quarter of young adults didn’t have insurance when surveyed and about a third of

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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,

Health Insurance Marketplace opens Oct. 1

Individuals, families and small employers can start shopping on Oct. 1  for health insurance under the new Health Insurance Marketplace created under the health care law. The online Marketplace

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Understanding the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which became law in 2010,  aims to make health care coverage more available, affordable, and adequate for patients with heart disease