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Fields of Dreams

Fields of Dreams

It’s early morning and still dark in the border town of Yuma, Arizona when Liliana Arroyo and Ana Torres head out to the bus stop, a Circle K store, and finally, the fields. Stopping to chat with farmworkers making their way to work, the pair provide information – in English and Spanish - about health screenings [...]
Health Care Subsidy Recipients to Get Special Tax FormsWASHINGTON (AP) — If you’re among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama’s law, better keep an eye on your mailbox. The administration said Monday it has started sending out tax reporting forms that you’ll need to fill out your 2014 return. Like W-2s for health [...]
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Health Insurance Rates Reach New Levels in U.S.WASHINGTON (AP) — Sign-ups under President Barack Obama’s health care law grew slowly but steadily over the New Year’s holiday, as the share of Americans still lacking coverage hit its lowest level in years.  The Obama administration reported Wednesday that nearly 103,000 people signed up last week in the 37 states where the federal government [...]
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Immigrants Hit Upload Glitch at HealthCare.gov SiteWASHINGTON (AP) — Like other HealthCare.gov customers, immigrants are relieved that the government’s health insurance website is working fairly well this year. They’re baffled, though, by what looks like an obvious lapse: There is no clear way to upload a copy of their green card, the government identification document that shows they are legal U.S. residents [...]
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Health Care Providers: Does the U.S. Have Enough?On April 1, President Barack Obama announced that 7.1 million Americans had signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's first open enrollment period. Millions more received coverage through state Medicaid expansions.
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Health Insurance Enrollment Starts Nov. 15WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers can get an early peek at 2015 premiums and plans under President Barack Obama’s health care law, even though enrollment season begins this weekend. HealthCare.gov‘s second open enrollment season starts Nov. 15. But spokeswoman Lori Lodes said that consumers will be able to “window shop” for plans before then. “Window shopping [...]
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Health Care Help for Poor, Middle Class to Be ReviewedWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law — a case that threatens subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their health insurance premiums. The justices said they will review a federal appeals court ruling that upheld IRS regulations that [...]
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Alabama Group Vindicated After Holding Medicaid Vigil  A group of Alabama faith, civil rights and community members – known as the “Faithful Seven” – was found not guilty on Monday, following their arrest in August for holding a vigil inside the Alabama state Capitol in support of health care and expanding Medicaid, a grassroots group reported.  Montgomery County District Court Judge [...]
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No Sick Leave: How a Single Mom is Fighting for her FamilyI am one of the fortunate Central Floridians. I have several job opportunities, but recently I quit my job. At 1 a.m. on a recent day, I was admitted to the hospital with swelling and respiratory distress. I made a good decision to take care of myself. Many Floridians are just not that lucky nor [...]
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Deadline to Clarify Health Insurance Questions is Sept. 5WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status. The government warned on Tuesday that they have just over three weeks to show that they’re eligible. Of the 8 [...]
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