Marketplace Money for Friday, September 13, 2013
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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.
Posted In: Health care and insurance, health care insurance, health exchanges, health care costs
Health insurance can be confusing. Here's a guide to help you determine whether you have a good plan or not.
Posted In: health care, health insurance, Affordable Care Act
October 1st is the big day for the Affordable Care Act's health care exchanges, as they'll open their doors to the first enrollees. What can consumers expect?
Posted In: 401(k), Health care and insurance
Some big companies are toying with making the switch from offering traditional health plans to giving workers money to shop for their own health coverage on private exchanges. What does this mean for the cost of your medical insurance?
Posted In: health care insurance, Affordable Care Act
One retiree shares his story about how he's been living without insurance for a year.