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Why Obamacare is good for the health of women and their families

Why Obamacare is good for the health of women and their families

Affordable insurance means better access to preventive healthcare services for everyone, but especially for women. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) isn’t just about making it easier for Americans to buy health insurance. It guarantees coverage for essential preventive services that can help people stay healthy, like annual check-ups and cancer screenings, and for services such as mental health care and […]

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Millions breathe a sigh of relief after Obamacare Supreme Court win

Millions breathe a sigh of relief after Obamacare Supreme Court win

The jubilation of one couple echoes that of more than six million Americans. When Dawn Erina got the news alert on her phone saying that the U.S. Supreme Court had upheld the tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), she was in the car with her husband, Leonard. “I just started screaming ‘Oh my God! Oh my God!’” she […]

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For the Affordable Care Act’s 5th birthday, 5 of its 16 million success stories

For the Affordable Care Act’s 5th birthday, 5 of its 16 million success stories

These are only five of the millions of Americans whose lives have been changed for the better thanks to the ACA. Call it Obamacare, call it the Affordable Care Act or the ACA. Whatever you call it, you have to call it a success — because it is. March 23, 2015, marks the fifth anniversary of President Obama signing the […]

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Man living with AIDS finds better insurance that does more and costs less, thanks to the ACA

Man living with AIDS finds better insurance that does more and costs less, thanks to the ACA

His premiums are $500 less per month and there’s zero co-pay for the expensive medicine he needs to stay alive. When your life depends on taking your medication on time, every single day, it’s not something you take chances with. As a man living with AIDS, Dan Waszak was willing to pay as much as $1,480 a month for health […]

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“The ACA is lifesaving for me,” says man being treated for a brain tumor

“The ACA is lifesaving for me,” says man being treated for a brain tumor

His medical bills would bankrupt him without insurance, which he might not have been able to buy before Obamacare. Things were looking good for David Wenzel in 2009. He was in the midst of starting his own business, which meant no longer having to work for someone else. But then he got the worse possible news: David was diagnosed with […]

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The Affordable Care Act gives Virginia woman the freedom to pursue her dream

The Affordable Care Act gives Virginia woman the freedom to pursue her dream

This entrepreneur was able to start her own business thanks to Obamacare. Lisa Kaneff has always considered herself a writer. In fact, that’s how she’s always introduced herself to people. But she wasn’t living that dream to the fullest, until the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made it possible. Before the ACA, Lisa was working in public relations and marketing as […]

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Having faced a medical bankruptcy, Republican has a change of heart about the ACA

Having faced a medical bankruptcy, Republican has a change of heart about the ACA

Seeing other people’s success stories convinced her to look into getting covered — and she’s glad she did. UPDATED. See below. When health insurance became available through Healthcare.gov last year, Theresa had her doubts about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As a fiercely independent small business owner — and a Republican — the only news she saw about Obamacare was […]

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Obamacare gives Ohio man the freedom to retire early and improve his health

Obamacare gives Ohio man the freedom to retire early and improve his health

He’s a great example of how to shop for the right plan — and how the ACA gives people more choices than ever before. Jim worked 37 years for the same company, typically putting in 50-hour weeks that included travel and working weekends. It started taking a toll and he says his health began to decline. That’s why he decided […]

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My Obamacare success story: One year in, it’s even better than I expected

My Obamacare success story: One year in, it’s even better than I expected

Saving big money was just the beginning of the good news. In November 2013, I struck gold — literally. I found a Gold plan on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace that saves me $900 a month on my premiums for the same coverage. With 2015 open enrollment starting on November 15th, it’s a good time to take a look […]

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VIDEO: Amy Lynn Smith on how Democrats can win with Obamacare success stories

VIDEO: Amy Lynn Smith on how Democrats can win with Obamacare success stories

At Netroots Nation 2014, I explained why I think Obamacare is a winning issue for Democrats — and what we can do to help. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. And I’m a firm believer that Obamacare is a winning issue for Democrats. To make the case for […]

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Changing jobs? Obamacare has got you covered no matter what

Changing jobs? Obamacare has got you covered no matter what

The Affordable Care Act gives everyone the freedom to change jobs without worrying about finding affordable insurance, even outside the open enrollment period. When Maria changed from a job that provided health insurance to one that didn’t, she wasn’t worried for a moment about getting covered — even though she has a pre-existing condition. That’s because she knew she could […]

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