Monthly Archives: October 2013

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An Obamacare Success Story: From The High Risk Pool To The Marketplace For A Lot Less


More than 20,000 people rely on the state run Texas Health Insurance Pool. The pool insures folks with pre-existing health conditions who can’t find coverage elsewhere. In a few months, that risk pool will no longer exist. And at least one North Texas family is celebrating.

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Healthcare Marketplace Assistance At Dallas Libraries


What does the health care marketplace have in common with the Dewey Decimal Classification System? First, they both can seem extremely confusing. Second, the library is the place to go for answers.

Certified marketplace navigators from the Community Council of Greater Dallas will be available at select Dallas Public Library branches to provide information on signing up for health care through the Healthcare Marketplace.

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Vital Signs: Male Breast Cancer


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Numerous stories on the subject mostly focus on women. Men also get breast cancer, but their lack of awareness about that often has serious consequences. Dr. Roshni Rao of UT Southwestern Medical Center talked (with KERA’s Sam Baker) about male breast cancer in this installment of Vital Signs.

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Obamacare Questions? Dallas Care Fair This Weekend


Be Covered Texas, a statewide education and outreach initiative sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, will be hosting a free community health event Oct. 26 at the Dallas Convention Center Arena. The fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will provide educational information on the Affordable Care Act, free flue shots and other activities.

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