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Despite Glitches, Hundreds At Texas Hospitals To Sign Up On Healthcare.gov

A glitch kept Nina Tillmon of Grand Prairie from completing the process to sign up for insurance on the government’s website healthcare.gov. But she says she’s not too concerned.

CBS 11–03/31/2014

380238 04: Pediatrician Wilma Bausas examines Gladys Perez, 4, during her visit to the Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc. health clinic October 14, 2000 in El Paso, Texas. Texas ranks second to last (49th out of 50 states) in the nation in the percentage of children without health insurance. About 1.4 million children in Texas are uninsured. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Confusion About Obamacare Deadline Persists

Three days before the federal deadline to secure it, or potentially face a penalty, there are still questions the federal deadline to secure healthcare.

03/28/2014

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Sebelius: Texas Opposition Hasn’t Helped Sign-Ups

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says political opposition in Texas to the federal health care overhaul hasn’t helped the state’s underperforming sign-up numbers.

03/28/2014

Enrollment Specialist Horacio Castaneda (L) helps Rosa Ayala Cruz (R) apply for health benefits. (credit: Chris Schneider/Getty Images)

Hispanics Being Left Behind In Health Care Overhaul

Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation’s uninsured, but they seem to be staying on the sidelines as the White House races to meet a goal of 6 million sign-ups by March 31.

03/24/2014

Does My Health Insurance Work Outside Of The United States?

Most health plans do not cover medical services outside of the United States.

03/20/2014

Who Can I Contact With Problems About My Insurer?

Under the Affordable Care Act, consumers have the right to appeal decisions made by their health insurance company.

03/20/2014

Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?

For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.

03/20/2014

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Texas Makes Final Push For Insurance Enrollment

Texas stands out among the nation’s four most populous states for lagging behind on signups for healthcare insurance. California, New York and Florida have signed up far more people.

03/17/2014

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Affordable Care Act Not Working For North Texas Man

Lawrence Harrison says he signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, but has not received the coverage he needs.

CBS 11–03/12/2014

What Should I Do If My Insurer Denies A Claim?

If your insurer denies a claim, you have two options for appeal: internally with the insurance company and externally with the government.

03/12/2014

Are Prescription Drugs Covered Under My Health Insurance?

Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.

03/12/2014

Can I Pay For Contacts Or Glasses With My Health Insurance?

Some insurance plans may include coverage for contacts and glasses, though most don’t.

03/12/2014

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