February 17, 2014 It's getting easier to cancel a health insurance policy if you get a new job or have other life changes. And new parents can buy coverage for the baby after he or she is born. But there are exceptions to many rules in the Affordable Care Act, so it's worth checking out how they affect you.
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There's confusion about whether drugmakers can provide financial assistance to patients who buy health insurance on the exchanges.
February 4, 2014 Drugmakers have been criticized for cost-sharing assistance programs that encourage patients to use brand-name drugs instead of cheaper, generic alternatives. The federal government has frowned on the help, but there are expensive medicines for cancer and rheumatoid arthritis that don't have generic equivalents.
There are many questions about the new health care law. Here are some answers.
December 18, 2013 What questions do you have about the new national health care law known as Obamacare? Use NPR's interactive guide to answer them.
Many people who buy their own health insurance are being told their policieswill be canceled. New coverage may cost more and sometimes less, but it can't be denied because or pre-existing conditions.
October 30, 2013 No one knows for sure right now how many of the estimated 14 million people who buy their own coverage are getting cancellation notices, but the numbers appear to be big. Some insurers report discontinuing 20 percent of their individual business, while other insurers have notified up to 80 percent of policyholders that they will have to change plans.
Which date should be circled on your insurance calendar?
October 24, 2013 With the federally run health insurance exchange at HealthCare.gov mired in technology problems, there's a lot of talk about how long people who need insurance can wait to buy it. Tardy purchasers face a potential tax penalty.
October 11, 2013 In about half of the states, more people than ever will qualify for Medicaid. In the other half, coverage remains difficult for many to come by.
October 11, 2013 Companies large and small face new choices when it comes to offering workers health insurance. Here's a breakdown.
October 11, 2013 Obamacare was primarily directed at young populations. Still, there are some changes for Medicare and new options for some retirees. Here's what they are.
October 11, 2013 Some of Obamacare's biggest changes were directed at 20-somethings and other young adults who've gone without health insurance. Here's what those changes are.
October 11, 2013 Shopping for health insurance is getting easier in some ways, and more confusing in others. Here's everything you need to know about how the new exchanges work.
October 11, 2013 The requirement to have health insurance becomes law in 2014 — but there's some fine print. Here are answers to some common questions.
No envelope backs required for this health care calculation.
September 30, 2013 Many people aren't sure if they'll qualify for subsidized insurance. Many also don't know how much insurance might cost them. Information about premiums is now available in most places, and here's a tool to make use of it.
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