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What last night’s Senate vote could mean for women’s health care




by Lauren Mandel In a matter of days, President-elect Donald Trump will take office as the next President of the United States. But he’s not waiting until he takes office to influence certain change. Just last night, the Senate voted to begin breaking apart the Affordable Care Act, and although we’ve mentioned in the past that the […]

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6 Tweets that illustrate potential risks of repealing Obamacare




by Lauren Mandel While much about the future of Obamacare is still unknown, President-elect Donald Trump and the Republicans have continued to make one thing clear: the health law will be repealed or drastically changed. But after the election and Trump’s announcements about Obamacare, some Americans have come out in support of the health law and […]

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What we know so far about Trump, Republicans, and the future of Obamacare




by Lauren Mandel Over the past year – and now, over the past few days – President-elect Donald Trump has made his intentions concerning Obamacare relatively clear. However, the Republicans do not hold the necessary 60 seats in the Senate for a full repeal of the health law, so while that is unlikely, changes are sure to […]

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How can we end the opioid epidemic?




by Catherine Tims Philip Seymour Hoffman, known for the title role in the film Capote, was an esteemed, Academy Award-winning actor. Loved by fans, praised by critics, and respected by his peers, he’ll be forever considered an icon of his generation of actors. Unfortunately, he may also be remembered for his untimely death as a result of […]

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Election 2016: Health Care and the Affordable Care Act




by Lauren Mandel and Adam Tock The Republican National Convention came to a close this past week in Cleveland, and the Democratic Party is hosting their own convention this week in Philadelphia. These events are just the beginning of Election 2016 and a long race toward the presidency, and both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump […]

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The truth about Obamacare birth control coverage




by Lauren Mandel In the few years since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, women who use birth control have saved an average of $255 a year on out-of-pocket costs. This is because now under the ACA, most health insurers must cover some form of contraception. However, until recently, many women were still paying […]

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5 Ways It Pays for Same-Sex Couples to Wed




by Elizabeth Fay In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. The ruling has several monetary implications that can benefit lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender couples that decide to tie the knot. Here are five ways the court’s ruling will level the playing field […]

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King v. Burwell: A note from GoHealth’s co-founders




This morning, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold subsidies for millions of Americans. Below is a statement from GoHealth co-founders, Clint Jones and Brandon Cruz, about the King v. Burwell ruling, the future of the health insurance industry, and their hopes for GoHealth.  In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today in the King v. Burwell […]

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King v. Burwell: A GoHealth Recap




A decision is expected this month regarding the Supreme Court case, King v. Burwell. The ruling will decide the fate of more than six million Americans with subsidized health insurance coverage in 34 states. If the Supreme Court sides with the plaintiffs, many of the six million individuals will be searching for new – and […]

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GoHealth Breaks Down Conflicting Rulings on Obamacare Subsidies




Two separate federal appeals court panels made opposite rulings that could potentially impact how much millions of people pay for health insurance. Details on the Decisions States can decide whether to use the federal government’s marketplace (HealthCare.gov) to help people shop for health insurance, or create their own online insurance exchange. On Tuesday, the panel […]

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