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Health Insurance Options for Pregnant Women


By Magaly Olivero, December 11, 2014 Women, particularly pregnant women, have more health insurance options than ever before thanks to health care reform, with many gaining access to affordable coverage for the first time. “The fact that the Affordable Care Act requires qualified health plans to cover maternity care and offers financial assistance to reduce out-of-pocket costs is a game …

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Insurers in New York Must Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery, Cuomo Says


By Anemona Hartocollis, December 10, 2014 Lee Albertorio felt like a man trapped in a woman’s body. After serving in the Air Force, he began taking hormones, which deepened his voice and made his physique more masculine. He changed his passport to reflect that he was male, and last year he decided to have a mastectomy, known as top surgery. …

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Envisioning the End of Employer-Provided Health Plans


By Neil Irwin, May 1, 2014 The days of Americans getting health insurance through their employers may be numbered — and the change could be just as profound as the shift of employers forcing employees to manage their own retirement savings. As the Affordable Care Act goes from thousands of pages of legalese to actual, real-life public policy, the future …

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Medicare vs. private insurance: Which costs less


By Tami Luhby, April 21, 2014 Wonder why some doctors grumble when a Medicare patient walks in the door? It’s likely because the government program typically pays only 80% of what private insurers do. Medicare has the bad rap of being a big, bloated government program, but it’s not because it’s overpaying doctors. CNNMoney analyzed the “allowed charges” for five …

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