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Resources to Help Consumers Use Their New Healthcare Coverage

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Looking for ways to assist people in your community to use their new healthcare coverage? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Coverage to Care initiative offers several resources, including videos, to help people with new health care coverage understand their benefits and connect to primary care and the preventive services that are right…

Millions of Americans Tell the Story

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You may know my affection for numbers. They help us focus on impact. They help us learn and improve. And often they tell a story. The story of this Open Enrollment was written by millions of Americans who came to the Marketplace, evaluated their choices, signed-up for or re-enrolled in quality, affordable health coverage. As…

Last chance for 2015 coverage

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There’s still time to enroll in a plan for 2015 that meets your needs and budget, but time is running out to apply. February 15 is your last chance to enroll for coverage in 2015. New to the Marketplace? Here are 3 ways to get started: Preview 2015 plans and prices before you apply. Apply…

Fight HIV/AIDS: Get Covered, Get Tested, and Get Treated If Needed

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More than 1.2 million people are living with HIV or AIDS in the United States – and almost 1 in 7 of them don’t know their status. African Americans continue to shoulder the heaviest burden of the disease, representing 2 in 5 of those living with HIV/AIDS nationwide. Consistent with the national average, 1 in…

TBT: Magic Johnson Reminds Americans to #GetCovered

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It’s Throwback Thursday (TBT)! And with National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day approaching on February 7, we are reminded of this excellent 2014 video from Magic Johnson about the importance of enrolling in healthcare coverage. As Magic Johnson emphasizes, most people will need medical care at some point in their lives. And, without health insurance, some…

Form 1095-A and your tax return

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If you or anyone in your household enrolled in a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2014, this tax season you’ll get a new Form 1095-A — Health Insurance Marketplace Statement. You’ll get it in the mail by early February and use it to file your 2014 federal income tax return. Keep it…

Urging Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to #GetCovered

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The summer after he graduated from college, Kalwis Lo learned he had stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that attacks the lymphatic system. His private health insurance plan denied him coverage for treatment, claiming the cancer diagnosis was a “pre-existing condition.” Every major private health plan turned him away. His family was forced…

Need coverage for 2015? There’s still time!

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Miss the January 15 deadline? Did you miss the January 15 deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan? Don’t worry, there’s still time. February 15 is the final deadline to sign up for a plan for 2015. Don’t wait until the last minute! Enroll today! Here’s why enrolling is so important: You’re not covered…