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2018

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  • Republicans unlikely to protect pre-existing conditions. In campaign speeches, advertisements and interviews, Republican politicians are showing a zeal for protecting Americans with pre-existing health conditions. President Trump has gone the furthest, saying not only that he will ensure protections for the
  • How to take charge of your medical care. Walking into a doctor's office or hospital can be intimidating. But when you go armed with the right tools and frame of mind, you can walk out of that appointment or hospital stay feeling
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  • Untangling coverage choices under Obama health law. Despite efforts by President Trump and congressional Republicans to hobble the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance marketplace it created is still standing. When open enrollment starts on Thursday — in most places it runs

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  • Graveyard deals: The hidden costs of burial. Experts warn some interment fees can exceed the cost of the cemetery plots. Many consumers are shocked to discover that they owe thousands of dollars in extra costs, such as fees to open and close
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  • Blue-collar jobs are booming, just not for women. Well-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree are multiplying at the fastest rate in three decades, offering more Americans a path to the middle class. But economists warn one group
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  • How to plan for retirement when there is a significant age gap. “Couples with big age differences may need to plan for different retirement dates and life expectancies — with related implications for portfolio-withdrawal strategies, asset allocation, and Social Security filing,” wrote Christine Benz, Morningstar
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  • Republicans embrace covering preexisting conditions. Who says Americans are hopelessly divided over political issues? On one vital subject, the 2018 campaign has revealed a consensus that is both broad and deep: The people want government to require that health insurers cover
  • Advice from health care's power users. When you’re sick, the health care system can be scary and confusing. But in a recent survey, seriously ill Americans shared some hard-won wisdom.
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  • An A.I. (artificial intelligence) glossary. The last six years have witnessed breakthroughs in everything from self-driving cars to algorithms that can detect diseases, and social networks like Twitter that rely on “artificial intelligence” (A.I.) to determine what
 

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