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As I have read the headlines about Healthy Utah over the last week, I have been reminded of Mark Twain’s famous quote “reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” While the House did vote down the Senate’s version of Healthy Utah, they sent a much weaker expansion bill (HB 446) to the Senate. Even the sponsor of that bill described the health coverage it provides to driving a Yugo. This makes no sense, as Utahns have already paid for the Cadillac through federal taxes, but are being asked to take the Yugo instead. We are now working with the Senate to use that bill to find a compromise where Healthy Utah is the ultimate outcome.
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Back in the 1940s AARP's founder, retired educator Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, found a former teacher living in a chicken coop because she could afford nothing else. Dr. Andrus couldn’t ignore the need for health and financial security in America and set the wheels in motion for what would become AARP. She also pioneered the idea of insuring teachers as a group to make coverage accessible and affordable, approaching 50 different insurance companies before she found one that would go along with this concept. The belief that access to affordable, quality health care insurance is an American ideal drives AARP to continue this fight today.
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The Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period is an important opportunity for Wisconsinites who have coverage through the Marketplace to review your plan and compare options to make sure your plan still works for you.
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Latinos remain uninsured at a much higher rate than the overall U.S. population. More than 10 million Latinos are eligible for new options under the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare, but the deadline is looming.
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Hi blog readers!  It's Heather with the AARP Illinois Communications Team back with your weekly health care blog post. 
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Dick Chevrefils, volunteer State President of AARP New Hampshire, offers these thoughts on why expanding Medicaid is good for New Hampshire and midlife adults.
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There’s a lot to learn about the new Health Insurance Marketplace.  And it can be difficult to figure out what it means for you and your family.  That is why AARP New Hampshire and its corps of volunteer educators are leading free educational sessions across the Granite State.
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The one-hour sessions – Find Your Way Around the Health Insurance Marketplace – provide an overview of the marketplace, who is eligible, how to enroll, tax credits, and options for those with limited incomes.
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There’s a lot to learn about the new Health Insurance Marketplace.  And it can be difficult to figure out what it means for you and your family.  That is why AARP New Hampshire and its corps of volunteer educators are leading free educational sessions across the Granite State.
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