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In Case You Can't See the Difference Between The Affordable Care Act and Rocket Science

An impenetrable bubble made from a volcanic diamond alloy may just be the innovative health care solution young invincibles have been waiting...

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This post is brought to you by GOOD with support from The California Endowment, Health Happens Here with Prevention.

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Six Questions About Obamacare Answered

As a late 20-something, I could very possibly be a member of the "young invincibles," a label used to describe people between 18 and 34 who do not have health insurance because they think they're, well… invincible (not to mention broke).

As a late 20-something, I could very possibly be a member of the "young invincibles," a label used to describe people between 18 and 34 who do not have health insurance because they think they're, well… invincible (not to mention broke). 



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Caleb Medley, Shot in the Eye in Aurora, Needs Help

The Aurora massacre has been especially hard on victims without health insurance. Here's a way to help one of them.

Caleb Medley, an aspiring stand-up comedian and actor (he's got a bit of a YouTube presence), was at the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises last Friday in Aurora with his wife, Katie. It was a good time in their lives. Caleb had recently advanced in a big comedy contest in Denver and they were expecting their first child, Hugo, very soon.

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Good News for Wombs: U.S. Paves Way for Free Birth Control Everywhere

The health department has made birth control covered under the new health care law, putting us ahead of progressive nations like France and Canada.


Last week, we contemplated how much money a woman would save in her lifetime if women's basic health needs covered under the Affordable Care Act. Today, it's official: They will be! The Department of Health and Human Services has announced that health care like birth control and "well woman" physicals will be copay-free starting August 1, 2012.

This is a huge deal for women and their families, and a huge relief for those who predicted some meddling from Congress. But it's a travesty that it's taken our health care system so long to subsidize birth control. Women's rights activists have long advocated for a more accessible way to prevent unintended pregnancies. Many studies (and common sense) indicate that free access to birth control does indeed reduce abortion rates and save the government money in the long run. Given that 99 percent of American women will use birth control at some point in their lives, there's no reason why this legislation should have been delayed, let alone debated.

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GiveForward Helps You Crowd-Fund Medical Expenses

Would you donate money to help a sick friend in need? Here's how people are crowd-funding medical care. This might come in handy.

Medical costs cause more than 60 percent of all personal bankruptcies. "I became homeless and our entire family has had to live with a friend several times," wrote a patient in a recent study excerpted in Duke Health. Other patients noted they went without groceries to pay for medicines. Even if you don't go bankrupt, paying for cancer treatment or other bills that stretch or exceed your insurance can be devastating—not just financially, but emotionally. Wrote another patient, "My parents pay my medical bills, which is humiliating when I worked 27 years as a teacher."

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