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Important Notification: Obamacare deadline extended!

by Lauren Mandel The federal government recently announced that the original December 15 deadline has been extended to December 17 at 11:59 p.m. PST. You must enroll in a plan by this time and date in order to have active coverage on January 1, 2016. Why was this deadline extended at the last minute? We at GoHealth, […]

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Your first Obamacare deadline is here

by Lauren Mandel Last week, we told you about the importance of the December 15 Obamacare deadline, and now it’s finally arrived! Today is the last day to enroll if you want coverage that starts on Jan.1, 2016. If you wait and miss this deadline, your coverage will be delayed. Why is it so important to […]

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Find the right plan: Shop for Obamacare like you shop for running shoes

by Lauren Mandel Now that we’re in the third year of Obamacare Open Enrollment, most people know the importance of getting health insurance coverage. However, few of those individuals realize what a huge difference it can make to find the right health insurance, rather than passively selecting the first or cheapest plan you find. Health […]

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December 15 is your Obamacare deadline

by Lauren Mandel While Open Enrollment doesn’t officially end until January 31, 2016, December 15 is the most important deadline you should know now. If you enroll in Obamacare on or before December 15, your coverage can start as early as possible on January 1, 2016. But if you enroll any time after December 15, […]

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An easy way to save money on dental services

by Lauren Mandel According to a recent report from the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center, one in five adults said they had unmet dental care needs because they couldn’t afford the corresponding health care. These same people said they were more likely to go without dental care than most other medical services. But shouldn’t we […]

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Can you afford to go uninsured?

by Lauren Mandel and Leon Macapacal The uninsured rate in the United States is at a record low – just 9 percent – but there are still millions of people without health insurance. Although it may seem like the cheaper option to go without coverage, the truth is, you could end up owing the government hundreds […]

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3 ways Obamacare helps prevent and treat cancer

by Lauren Mandel Unfortunately, it seems like everyone – in one way or another – has been affected by cancer. Whether you’ve faced the disease directly, or a friend or family member has worked to overcome it, cancer has become far too common. Luckily, there are steps being taken to improve treatments and find a […]

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Prioritize your health this Movember

by Lauren Mandel and Adam Tock Movember is the month-long celebration when men grow out their beards and mustaches, but the more important detail is why they do this. Movember – which takes place during the month of November – is all about raising awareness for men’s health, and growing out facial hair is just the […]

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Why every American needs telemedicine

by Lauren Mandel and Leon Macapagal  Say you get a cold, a pretty bad one. You want to see a doctor to get it checked out, maybe get some medication to speed up the healing process. But the problem is you don’t have time. Actually, you have more than one problem: Not only do you […]

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2016 Obamacare premiums decrease in major markets

by Lauren Mandel and Adam Tock While it’s been widely reported that Obamacare premiums for 2016 are increasing, don’t believe everything you read. While monthly costs are going up in some markets, in others – like Indianapolis and Detroit – there’s a significant decrease. So before you assume your monthly coverage costs will go up, […]

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