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GoHealth answers your top Medicare coverage questions

Whether you’re a first-time Medicare buyer or a long-time enrollee, finding the right Medicare coverage can be confusing. In an effort to help you find the right combination of plans, we’re answering the top consumer Medicare questions, including what your first step should be, your prescription drug coverage options, and much more. If I have […]

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Obamacare can save you money. So, why are people still uninsured?

by Lauren Mandel A recent piece from TheUpshot states that “having [health] insurance can mean the difference between financial security and financial ruin.” We’ve written countless blogs to support this statement, including pieces about the costly fine individuals face when they choose to go without health insurance, the high out-of-pocket costs you could face as […]

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5 real-life life events that let you get Obamacare now

by Lauren Mandel and Adam Tock While you may have heard of Qualifying Life Events (QLEs) – the experiences that allow you to get health insurance outside of Open Enrollment – you may still be wondering how they could affect you. When “marriage” is listed as a QLE, what exactly would that mean if you […]

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Your Obamacare tax penalty reminder

by Lauren Mandel Tax Day is quickly approaching, which means you (should have) filed your taxes and can cruise into the rest of the year without any surprises. Right? Hopefully yes, but for some people, there’s additional information you should know about your taxes and your Obamacare health insurance coverage now and in the future. Did […]

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Help prevent diabetes on World Health Day

by Lauren Mandel Each year, the entire world comes together to celebrate the importance of health on World Health Day. This year is no different, but for 2016, there is a specific health initiative associated with the holiday: diabetes awareness. According to the World Health Organization, around 350 million people worldwide have diabetes, and that […]

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ABCs (and Ds) of Medicare

by Lauren Mandel When you’re searching for a Medicare plan, do know which plan types have multiple names? And do you know the difference between them? If not, don’t worry: You’re not alone. From previous blog posts, you probably know there are different options when it comes to your Medicare coverage, but now it’s time […]

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4 lesser-known reasons to celebrate Obamacare’s 6th anniversary

by Lauren Mandel Today marks six years since the Affordable Care Act – or Obamacare – was signed into law. It’s no secret that the government hit a few bumps while implementing and perfecting Obamacare, but it’s hard to deny the successes and safety it has brought to the American people. The most obvious successes have […]

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Which coverage should I choose: Medicare or Medicaid?

by Lauren Mandel In the health insurance world, it seems there’s endless terminology to describe consumer coverage options: Obamacare, individual plans, group plans, employer-sponsored coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, and more. But it’s the last two that can lead to a different level of confusion: What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? While they might appear […]

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4 Obamacare tax-season scenarios: Will you pay the fine?

by Lauren Mandel Tax season is just around the corner, and for some Americans who chose not to get health insurance, that may mean paying the Obamacare tax penalty. But even if you do have health insurance, there may be new details you should be aware of when it comes to filing your taxes. We […]

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4 real-life problems GoHealth Access can fix

by Lauren Mandel We’ve talked about GoHealth Access in a few different ways on the blog: we’ve explained the health care tool, we’ve talked about how it can help if you’re underinsured, and we’ve weighed in on why all Americans can benefit from telemedicine. Now, we’re showing you (yes, showing) how GoHealth Access can help […]

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