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Americans got checks from their health insurance companies!

You sent us pictures of your rebate checks and we made them into this video. Then thousands of you put the video in front of your state insurance commissioners and Congress to let them know that a check from your insurance company (and new rules to stop them from overcharging) matter a lot to you. Continue Reading

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Consumers rally for healthcare rights at the Supreme Court!

We brought 100,000 of you ‘virtually’ to the steps of the Supreme Court on March 27th as the Affordable Care Act was put on trial. Your names were printed on our giant banner in support of healthcare rights, and we unfurled it to show our leaders that consumers want reliable, affordable health care.  Watch our Continue Reading

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New numbers are in: Health reform removed lifetime dollar limits on coverage for 105 million

In two weeks the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments to decide if the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. There’s no doubt the law has been controversial, and claims about “Obamacare” are flying again. In the two years since its enactment, though, evidence about the law’s actual effects has been building. As we’ve previously written, hundreds of Continue Reading

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Florida rebate decision coming soon; Tampa Bay news breaks down the issue

We’ll soon know the fate of a new rule aimed at helping Floridians who buy health insurance on their own get better value for their money. Federal regulators are set to decide whether to grant the state a waiver from meeting a new requirement in the health reform law that says insurers must spend 80% Continue Reading

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So You Think You’re Invincible? Contest

There’s some good news for millions of older teens and young adults struggling to find health coverage – they can now remain on their parents’ health insurance policies until the age of 26, whether they are in school or not.

This new rule gives some much-needed relief for recent graduates who can’t find a job with health coverage, or those young adults who have lost their insurance due to the difficult job market.

Of course, today’s youth often doesn’t think about the importance of having health coverage. Which is why Consumers Union is sponsoring our “So You Think You’re Invincible?” video Facebook contest. The winner gets $1,000 and their video featured on yourhealthsecurity.org.

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Remembering Julie

Julie and Gene loved each other enough to do whatever it took to get treatment for Julie’s cancer – even if it meant a divorce.

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