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COVID-19 response complicated by inequities in health insurance, sick leave

by Samantha Fields Mar 6, 2020
More than 27 million Americans are uninsured, and millions more are underinsured, hampering public health efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference on Monday about the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in New York.
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For America's uninsured, COVID-19 will present extra challenges

by Jasmine Garsd Mar 4, 2020
Americans without insurance are less likely to seek medical care.
A researcher works in a lab that is developing testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus on Feb. 28, 2020 in Nutley, N.J.
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Middle-aged Americans worried about health care costs are less likely to seek care

by Sabri Ben-Achour and Rose Conlon Feb 10, 2020
A quarter of adults in their 50s and early 60s worry about paying for health insurance.
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How letters from the IRS saved lives

by Kai Ryssdal Dec 12, 2019
The letters, which went out to 3.9 million people, detailed how to sign up for health care coverage.
A new working paper found that health insurance reduces the probability of death.
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Disagreement over rule that would increase transparency in healthcare costs

by Bennett Purser and Amy Scott Nov 15, 2019
A new rule would require hospitals to make public the prices for everything they charge for.
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As open enrollment gets underway, changes to ACA bring uncertainty

by Erika Beras Nov 4, 2019
The individual mandate no longer results in a tax penalty, and so-called "skinny plans" that don't meet Obamacare requirements abound.
Big changes to the ACA are bound to cause confusion this year. Above, a man signs up for ACA insurance in 2015 in Miami, Florida.
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FAQ: What to know about picking a health plan

by Samantha Fields Nov 1, 2019
Open enrollment for 2020 begins Nov. 1.
Open enrollment begins Nov. 1, and in most states lasts until Dec. 15.
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What are your questions about signing up for health insurance?

by Samantha Fields Oct 23, 2019
Send them our way, and we’ll do our best to answer them.
Open enrollment starts soon for 2020. What questions do you have?
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Premiums fall again for ACA health plans

by Meghan McCarty Carino Oct 23, 2019
After years of rising costs, the drop is an indication markets are stabilizing.
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More Americans are going without health insurance, census report says

by Kai Ryssdal Sep 10, 2019
Despite a strong a economy, the uninsured rate rose last year for the first time since Obamacare.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of Americans going without health insurance rose last year for the first time this decade.
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