Health Insurance


Tue August 27, 2013

New Online Tool Helps Uninsured Navigate Health Care System

Screencap of the Blue Guide online.
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative

As thousands of Coloradans prepare to sign up for healthcare coverage using the state’s new insurance marketplace, one organization is rolling out a new high-tech tool to help them navigate the new system.

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Thu August 22, 2013
Shots - Health News

Say What? Jargon Busters Tackle Health Insurance

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 5:12 am

Good luck getting there!

Scared you'll have no idea how to choose the best health plan come fall? Dr. Ruth Parker feels your pain, and she offers a handy solution that may help.

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Tue August 20, 2013
Shots - Health News

More Options This Fall For Some Small-Business Workers

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 11:58 am

NPR Staff

Workers at small companies are generally starved for choice when it comes to health insurance.

If their employers offer health coverage at all — and only about a third of companies with fewer than 50 workers do — chances are there will be just one plan on the menu.

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Mon August 19, 2013
Shots - Health News

You Ask, We Answer: More Of Your Questions About The Affordable Care Act

Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 9:06 am

From left, Garrett Berntsen, Jennifer Majer and William Shields compare notes at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. Twenty-somethings have new choices under Obamacare.
Heather Rousseau NPR

The Oct. 1 launch of the new health insurance exchanges is now less than two months away, and people are starting to pay attention to the changes these new marketplaces may bring to the nation's health care system.

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Fri August 16, 2013
Shots - Health News

Strange Bedfellows Among Groups Helping Insurance Buyers

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 10:26 am

He'll be right back. He's inside buying insurance.