Cardiac patient Louis Ferreira uses his tablet issued by Hackensack University Medical Center's Accountable Care Organization. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Understanding The Affordable Care Act: N.J. Hospital Improves Care, Cuts Costs

Hackensack University Medical Center’s Accountable Care Organization has set 6 patients up with a computerized tablet monitored by a nurse.

09/23/2013

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Understanding The Affordable Care Act: One Woman’s Concerns

Elisabeth Benjamin with the Community Service Society of New York said their team of volunteers has been busy helping people figure out the best deal for their specific situation.

09/20/2013

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Understanding The Affordable Care Act: Volunteers Help NJ Residents Enroll

States that designed their own exchanges will get federal help to spread the word.

09/19/2013

Madeline  Aviles is unemployed but said under the Affordable Care Act, she'll get health insurance at a cost similar to what she had at her old job. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Understanding The Affordable Care Act: Unemployed Bronx Woman To Get Coverage

Madeline Aviles, 60, was laid off in January and suddenly found herself without health insurance.

09/18/2013

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Understanding The Affordable Care Act: New York’s Online Exchanges

In New York, 17 different plans will offer different levels of tiered coverage: platinum, gold, silver or bronze.

09/17/2013

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Understanding The Affordable Care Act: Individual Mandate

The so-called individual mandate, the centerpiece of the legislation, goes into effect on Oct. 1.

09/16/2013

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Where Are The Uninsured In America?

Massachusetts has lowest percentage of uninsured residents with only 4.5 percent; Texas has the highest with 28.8 percent. Generally the highest uninsured rates can be found in the South and West.

09/04/2013

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Who Are The Uninsured In America?

Young adults 19-34 years of age represent the group most likely to be uninsured. More than three-quarters of uninsured Americans come from working families.

09/04/2013

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Free Preventative Services Insurance Providers Are Required To Offer

Every American with health insurance, including Medicare, is now eligible for many preventive services that previously often required a co-payment, deductible or other out-of-pocket cost.

07/23/2013

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Guaranteed Coverage For People With Pre-Existing Health Conditions

Health insurance companies can no longer deny or limit coverage for individuals with pre-existing health conditions.

07/22/2013

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The New Patient’s Bill Of Rights

The new Patient’s Bill of Rights protects many basic rights of Americans when it comes to personal health care and dealing with insurance companies.

07/22/2013

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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.

07/21/2013

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Health Care Costs In America Versus The Rest Of The World

While America has the most expensive health care system in the world, Americans do not live longer or have better health than people in most other developed countries.

07/20/2013