By Emily McKinley, Health Information Specialist If you are a follower of Family Voices’ ACA Update, you know the Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as the “Exchange”) will be opening in October for consumers to shop and purchase health insurance coverage to begin in January. Unless you’ve been in enjoying an extended foreign vacation, you’ve probably also heard enough conflicting rhetoric about “Obamacare” and premium costs to make your head spin. In fact, a recent report (July 18, 2013) released by the Indiana Department of Insurance led with “ As a result of the federal Affordable Care Act, individual health insurance rates in Indiana will increase by an average of 72% in 2014…” The media ran wild with the headline leaving many dazed and confused. Obamacare was supposed to help, right? Well, there is good news and bad news. Here is the bad news: Yes, it is likely that many people, especially young, healthy men, purchasing insurance on the Marketplace will see a prem
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