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Your Guides To Buying Insurance On The Health Insurance Exchanges

While Americans who get health insurance through their jobs won't need to go there, news outlets have information for consumers who may want to purchase insurance through the new exchanges.

Kaiser Health News: Insuring Your Health: Start Your Exchange Shopping Early, But Don't Rush To Buy
In recent months, all eyes have been focused on today, the day health insurance marketplaces open for business. While the date is a milestone in the implementation of the health law, other dates are likely more critical for consumers planning to shop for health insurance on their state marketplace (Andrews, 9/30).

Kaiser Health News: Options For Young Adults: Stay On The Folks' Plan, Move To The Marketplace Or Go Without
In 2014, options for young adults, many of whom either aren't offered health insurance at their jobs or can't afford it, will expand again with the opening of the state health insurance marketplaces and the expansion of the Medicaid program to low-income adults in many states. Here's what to look for (Andrews, 10/1).

PBS NewsHour: Your Cheat Sheet To The Health Care Law's New Marketplaces
It's time to hit the market, America. On Tuesday, the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges, or "marketplaces," open for business. ... And what that means for millions of uninsured Americans is they'll need to start shopping or prepare to face a fine. But many are still left with some very basic questions. Primarily: What are the exchanges and how do they work? If you're among the confused, the PBS NewsHour has you covered. Here's your guide (Kane, 9/30).

ABC News: 10 Things to Know About Health Insurance Today
Starting today, you can shop for health coverage through national and state-administered insurance exchanges. Not sure what this means for you and your family? We have answers. Here are 10 things you need to know about the insurance exchange program. If you have more questions, ask them in our comments section. And if you've already shopped, tell us what you think about the plans (Moisse, 10/1).

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