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Now Playing: 09-13-13 Marketplace Money

The American Dream resonates with millions of Americans -- getting a college degree, buying a home, retiring comfortably. This week’s show focuses on one thing that can transform those dreams into a financial and emotional nightmare: health insurance.  Not having it, not having enough, or not understanding what’s out there for you. We’re spending the hour looking at the health care system for those buying insurance for the first time under the Affordable Care Act and for those of you wondering how to find out the price of a procedure.  Plus, what are the steps to negotiate a lower bill? And how are companies changing insurance for their workers?  It’s a show about coverage, cost, and care.