Thursday 24 Jul 2014

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Appeals courts split on Affordable Care Act tax subsidies

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that participants in health exchanges run by the federal government in 36 states are not eligible for tax subsidies. A separate court upheld the system a few hours later, setting up a potential Supreme …

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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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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

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