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AARP encourages Americans to review their health insurance options during the Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period that started Sunday. Open enrollment (from Nov. 1 to Jan. 31) is an important opportunity for consumers to find a plan that could save them more money, offer better services, or include more of their doctors.
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The health law’s expansion of Medicaid coverage to adults with incomes over the poverty line was key to reducing the uninsured rate among 50- to 64-year-olds from nearly 12 percent to 8 percent in 2014, according to a new analysis.
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Feb. 15 is the enrollment deadline for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, now in its second year. Here are five developments as the deadline approaches:
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By Jeff Cohen, WNPR, and Diane Webber, Kaiser Health News
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States have divided almost evenly on whether to expand Medicaid to millions more low-income Americans, many of them uninsured.
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AARP is pleased to promote National Youth Enrollment Day, which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 15. Dozens of events across the country will be held to educate and enroll young adults in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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Amid all the criticism of healthcare.gov and Obamacare these days, it's easy to forget that a key goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to help people get coverage. For people who are uninsured or underinsured, a major accident or illness is more than a health crisis; it's a potential financial disaster. In 2012, 9 million people ages 50 through 64 were uninsured. For these individuals, the Affordable Care Act offers new opportunities for coverage and will help some pay for it. In the past, many people without insurance through their employer - especially people ages 50 through 64 - faced major problems getting insurance on the individual market. The ACA put in place reforms to knock down some of the hurdles. Five major improvements are:
By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
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