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Obamacare's guaranteed health coverage changes lives in first year
Obamacare's guaranteed health coverage changes lives in first year

Like many working Americans, Lisa Gray thought she had good health insurance. That was until she was diagnosed with leukemia in mid-2013, and the self-employed businesswoman made a startling discovery: Her health plan didn't cover the chemotherapy she needed. "I thought I was going to die," Gray, 62, said recently, recalling her desperate scramble to get lifesaving drugs. Through a mix of temporary measures, doctors and patient advocates managed to keep Gray stable for a few months. But it was a new health plan through the Affordable Care Act that Gray credits with saving her life. The plan, which started Jan. 1, 2014, gave her access to the recommended chemotherapy. Her...

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