Uninsured Worker? It’s Your Chance to Get Covered

Those with low or moderate incomes will also be eligible for federal tax credits

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) — Chris Smith is a 32-year-old Ph.D. candidate in religious education who doesn’t really know what the new health insurance exchanges will offer or what the coverage will cost. But she’s eager to find out.

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Smith will earn her degree from Fordham University in New York City next May. Eventually, she hopes to land a full professorship with health benefits. But as a new graduate, she’ll probably spend one to three years in part-time teaching assignments that don’t offer job-based health insurance.

The new health insurance exchanges, or “marketplaces,” created under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration’s sweeping health reform law, may offer her a solution. [Read more…]