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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 and deciding about health insurance for the first time or already insured and trying to find better, more affordable coverage, the […]

September 30th, 2013|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A consumer’s guide to the new Health Insurance Marketplace

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 middle-age adults are obese.

The report on health insurance status, obesity, physical activity, smoking and other health information comes from data collected […]

September 26th, 2013|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on CDC shares health statistics from early 2013

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, while protecting you and your family financially. It can also help you maintain your health or manage risk factors so that […]

September 20th, 2013|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Why health insurance can improve your heart health

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 will open in every state and open enrollment will last until March 31. Consumers will be able to check and see […]

September 17th, 2013|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Health Insurance Marketplace opens Oct. 1

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 and stroke.

The law has been rolled out gradually and some provisions have already taken effect. A new phase of the law […]

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