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Affordable Care Act

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As the Health Insurance Marketplace launched Tuesday, the news media focused on computer glitches and long wait times.  But there’s one population that didn’t have the opportunity to join the fray – those wanting to sign up in Spanish.

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Our all-star panel, including Sarah Kliff of the Washington Post and Peggy Girshman of Kaiser Health News, discuss via webcast key issues journalists need to know about covering the Affordable Care Act implementation.

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While government officials say signing up for health insurance will be like buying an airline ticket online, it won’t be. Clicking your way to Paris is a lot easier and much more fun than understanding coinsurance from Blue Cross.

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The average man or woman on the street who needs insurance doesn’t care one whit what policy wonks and partisan bloggers have to say about premium costs. They will decide to buy or not buy based on their pocketbooks, a point overlooked in the media rush to report the spin.

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For my fellowship project, I set out to answer as many possible questions and scenarios that might happen when the Affordable Care Act rolls out, in the hope of preventing some confusion later on.

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As Obamacare outreach efforts ramp up around the country, the question on everyone’s mind is "who will enroll?" But those who are especially in the know wonder if "hard-to reach" people even know about the programs available to them.

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Whether through the Medi-Cal expansion or Covered California's individual insurance plans, the Affordable Care Act will give the state's immigrant population more options for health care. But questions remain about how readily they will adopt the new options and if they can afford them.

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Wondering who is eligible for health insurance that will be offered through the Obamacare Health Insurance Marketplaces? Here's a breakdown of all you need to know about navigating and covering the state exchanges that will offer individual policies.
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Critics and boosters alike agree that the full implementation of Obamacare will be complicated and nerve-wracking for some people. Here’s how journalists can help.

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Undocumented patients and mixed status families pose special challenges for health care providers.

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