Health care coverage is important for all Americans, and the Affordable Care Act will significantly change the type of coverage we have and access to that coverage. Learn more here about expansion of covered preventive services, an end to lifetime limits, reduced barriers due to preexisting conditions, mandated coverage for all Americans and other changes that may affect you and your loved ones.

Health Care Reform Affects Older Women

  • Posted on: 2 March 2012
  • By: jleff

How does the new health care reform act affect older women?

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References “The Affordable Care Act: Easing the Burden on Older Women.” National Partnership for Women & Families Medicare and You 2012. http://www.medicare.gov/publications/pubs/pdf/10050.pdf, "What is the Donut Hole?" http://www.healthcare.gov/blog/2010/08/donuthole.html; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. http://www.healthcare.gov/law/features/65-older/drug-discounts/index.html http://doughnuthole.aarp.org/ Kaiser Family Foundation. Summary of Key Changes to Medicare in 2010 Health Reform Law. http://www.kff.org/healthreform/upload/7948-02.pdf “The Affordable Care Act: Easing the Burden on Older Women.” National Partnership for Women & Families
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What You Need to Know About Health Insurance and Open Enrollment

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: veras
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Health insurance enrollment can be confusing. Here are some tips from insurance experts to help you decide what's right for your health care coverage.
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Health insurance enrollment can be confusing. Here are some tips from insurance experts to help you decide what's right for your health care coverage.

Now that the election is over, it might be a good time to think about practical matters—like health care.

As always, there's a lot of confusion—especially post-election. And, yes, the insurance system may soon change, but, for now, you will likely want to make sure you have insurance for the coming year. And the deadline for open enrollment on the individual market is January 31.

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What You Need to Know About Health Insurance and Open Enrollment

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: veras
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Health insurance enrollment can be confusing. Here are some tips from insurance experts to help you decide what's right for your health care coverage.
Long Description: 
Health insurance enrollment can be confusing. Here are some tips from insurance experts to help you decide what's right for your health care coverage.

Now that the election is over, it might be a good time to think about practical matters—like health care.

As always, there's a lot of confusion—especially post-election. And, yes, the insurance system may soon change, but, for now, you will likely want to make sure you have insurance for the coming year. And the deadline for open enrollment on the individual market is January 31.

Obamacare 2017: Higher Prices, Fewer Choices

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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Days before the next enrollment period for health plans through the Affordable Care Act, many were jolted by the announcement of a 25 percent price hike for 2017.
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Just days before the next enrollment period for health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act, many Americans were jolted by the Obama administration's announcement of a 25 percent price hike, on average, for coverage in 2017.

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MONDAY, Oct. 31, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Just days before the next enrollment period for health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act, many Americans were jolted by the Obama administration's announcement of a 25 percent price hike, on average, for coverage in 2017.

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Affordable Care Act Expanding Coverage for the Poor, Study Finds

  • Posted on: 20 April 2016
  • By: jleff
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State Medicaid expansions under Obamacare have improved low-income Americans' insurance coverage, increased their doctor visits and enhanced detection of chronic health conditions.

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MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — State Medicaid expansions under the Affordable Care Act have improved low-income Americans' insurance coverage, increased their doctor visits and enhanced detection of chronic health conditions, which could lead to improvements in health, a new study suggests.

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Down to the Wire on Obamacare Sign-Ups

  • Posted on: 15 December 2015
  • By: jleff
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Health officials are urging Americans considering an Obamacare health plan for 2016 to act quickly to snag coverage and avoid rising penalties for remaining uninsured.

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MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Health officials are urging Americans considering an Obamacare health plan for 2016 to act quickly to snag coverage and avoid rising penalties for remaining uninsured.

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New Study Shows Millions of Americans Reaping Benefits of Affordable Care Act

  • Posted on: 28 July 2015
  • By: jleff
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Gains seen in how many adults have medical coverage, a doctor, and say they are in better health.

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TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions more Americans have affordable health insurance, access to a personal doctor and feel they are in better shape following the first two open-enrollment periods of the Affordable Care Act, a new analysis shows.

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