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Access to Health Insurance Minimized My Healthcare Disparities

It was after my experience with selecting an insurance plan on the Marketplace that I realized just how important the ACA is to my health.

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Preserve Transparency by Keeping Healthcare.gov

A last minute maneuver by the Trump Administration could eliminate healthcare.gov and increase bureaucratic barriers for those wishing to purchase individual plans.

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Patient Congress highlights the need for navigation assistance

Patient Congress was held on September 23-25, bringing together nearly 100 volunteers, advocacy partners and stakeholders virtually with Patient Advocate Foundation and NPAF staff.

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