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Win, Lose, or Draw: Not all ACA Enrollees Gain from Increased Competition

By KATHERINE HEMPSTEAD PhD  The 2019 ACA plan year is notable for the increase in insurer participation in the marketplace. Expansion and entry have been substantial, and the percent of counties with one insurer has declined from more than 50 percent to approximately 35 percent. While urban areas in rural states have received much of… Read More »

Young girl wakes up from two-week coma: 'Our Christmas miracle is happening'

Christina “Chrissy” Vandervelden woke up from a two-week coma but is still in need of prayers on her road to recovery. (Alaina VanDerVelden) The family of a Florida teen with cystic fibrosis was shocked and amazed after their 17-year-old daughter unexpectedly woke up from a two-week coma last week, but say prayer is still needed.… Read More »