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Seanne Thomas manages three health insurance plans for people in her family. Mark Zdechlik/MPR hide caption

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Do You Speak Health Insurance? It's Not Easy

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A 12-week regimen of Harvoni is 90 percent effective in curing an infection with hepatitis C, doctors say. It also costs about $95,000. Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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States Deny Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs To Most Medicaid Patients

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Martha Lucia (from left), Bienvendida Barreno and Jorge Baquero discuss health insurance options with agents from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors at a Miami mall last month. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Obamacare Sign-Ups Could Get A Bump As Higher Penalties Kick In

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A recent analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that Medicare recipients taking Revlimid for cancer could end up paying, on average, $11,538 out of pocket for the drug in 2016, even if the medicine is covered by their Medicare Part D plan. Carmine Galasso/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Breast cancer drug Herceptin is one of the medicines that are typically covered by insurers but often at a high out-of-pocket cost for patients. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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People with diabetes who sign up for an Aetna insurance plan focused on diabetes care can get blood sugar meters and test strips free of charge. iStockphoto hide caption

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