Science & Health

Affordable Care Act
9:23 am
Tue October 15, 2013

'How Much Will Obamacare Cost Me?' Try Our Calculator

Stockphoto.com via NPR

Nearly all Americans will be required to have health insurance starting Jan. 1, 2014, or else they'll be liable for a tax penalty.

Even now, there is quite a bit of confusion about the law and how it will work. The administration has even enlisted former President Bill Clinton to serve as the law's explainer in chief.

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The Affordable Care Act, Explained
1:41 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

FAQ: Where Medicaid's Reach Has Expanded — And Where It Hasn't

Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 3:23 pm

This is one of several explainers to help consumers navigate their health insurance choices under the Affordable Care Act, or as some call it, Obamacare. Click here for answers to other common questions. Have a question we missed? Send it to health@npr.org. We may use it in a future on-air or online segment.

Could I be eligible for Medicaid now?

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The Affordable Care Act, Explained
1:38 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

FAQ: How Obamacare Affects Employers And How They're Responding

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 10:13 am

This is one of several explainers to help consumers navigate their health insurance choices under the Affordable Care Act, or as some call it, Obamacare. Click here for answers to other common questions. Have a question we missed? Send it to health@npr.org. We may use it in a future on-air or online segment.

Do employers have to do anything different under the Affordable Care Act?

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The Affordable Care Act, Explained
1:33 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

FAQ: What Retirees And Seniors Need To Know About The Affordable Care Act

Originally published on Fri October 11, 2013 1:59 pm

This is one of several explainers to help consumers navigate their health insurance choices under the Affordable Care Act, or as some call it, Obamacare. Click here for answers to other common questions. Have a question we missed? Send it to health@npr.org. We may use it in a future on-air or online segment.

I am on Medicare. Do I need to use one of the new health insurance exchanges?

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Science & Health
1:32 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

Checking In On The New Health Insurance Marketplaces

Screenshot from the home page of the Washington Health Plan Finder.

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 4:43 pm

This week, the online insurance marketplaces created by the new health care law launched across the country. Here & Now checks in on Washington state, where the new marketplace is called the Washington Health Plan Finder.

The site acts as an application portal for Medicaid, in addition to selling competing insurance plans with federal subsidies.

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The Affordable Care Act, Explained
1:25 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

FAQ: A Young Adult's Guide To New Health Insurance Choices

Originally published on Fri October 11, 2013 1:59 pm

This is one of several explainers to help consumers navigate their health insurance choices under the Affordable Care Act, or as some call it, Obamacare. Click here for answers to other common questions. Have a question we missed? Send it to health@npr.org. We may use it in a future on-air or online segment.

So I have to carry health insurance?

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The Affordable Care Act, Explained
1:22 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

FAQ: All About Health Insurance Exchanges And How To Shop For Coverage

Originally published on Fri October 25, 2013 3:21 pm

This is one of several explainers to help consumers navigate their health insurance choices under the Affordable Care Act, or as some call it, Obamacare. Click here for answers to other common questions. Have a question we missed? Send it to health@npr.org. We may use it in a future on-air or online segment.



About The Exchanges

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The Affordable Care Act, Explained
1:10 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

FAQ: Understanding The Health Insurance Mandate And Penalties For Going Uninsured

Originally published on Fri October 25, 2013 3:16 pm

This is one of several explainers to help consumers navigate their health insurance choices under the Affordable Care Act, or as some call it, Obamacare. Click here for answers to other common questions. Have a question we missed? Send it to health@npr.org. We may use it in a future on-air or online segment.

So I have to carry health insurance?

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Science & Health
7:02 am
Sun September 15, 2013

Deadly Amoeba Found For First Time In Municipal Water Supply

Kali Hardig, 12, was released from a hospital in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 11 after surviving a brain infection caused by amoebas.
Danny Johnston Associated Press

Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 9:32 am

A 4-year-old child who died of a rare brain infection in early August has led Louisiana health officials to discover that the cause is lurking in the water pipes of St. Bernard Parish, southeast of New Orleans.

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Hurricane Season
5:38 am
Fri September 6, 2013

No Hurricanes Yet, But Season Is Far From Over

Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 4:56 pm

Tropical Storm Gabrielle is hitting Puerto Rico today with 40-mile-per-hour winds and heavy rains.

Gabrielle is the seventh named storm of the season, but so far there hasn’t been a single hurricane — even though we’re about to enter what’s usually considered the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season.

So how rare is this?

Dennis Feltgen, meteorologist and spokesman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center, says it’s rare but not unheard of.

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