Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Will Be Unaffordable in 2018 for Many Middle-Income American Families, eHealth Analysis Shows

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--Sep. 26, 2017-- According to a study released today by eHealth, Inc.(NASDAQ:EHTH), which operates eHealth.com, the average family of three earning slightly too much to qualify for subsidies in 2018 would need to increase its household income by nearly $29,000 before health insurance became ?affordable? based on Obamacare criteria.

http://news.ehealthinsurance.com/news/affordable-care-act-health-insurance-will-be-unaffordable-in-2018-for-many-middle-income-american-families-ehealth-analysis-shows

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Health care costs driving more patients to crowdfunding sites


Michael Stewart endured three months of night sweats, vertigo and weight loss before he finally went to a free health clinic in San Francisco. Blood and urine tests showed nothing, so the clinic staff sent him to San Francisco General Hospital. That's when the bills began accumulating - blood test, X-ray, endoscopy, two colonoscopies, two MRIs, two CAT scans and 10 days in intensive care. And the 48-year-old Stewart didn't have health insurance. The full-time actor was thousands of dollars in debt before he even received his diagnosis: stage three colon cancer.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Health-care-costs-driving-more-patients-to-12239305.php

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Delay of Nutrition Facts Label a Blow to Public Health

The Food and Drug Administration?s decision to cave in to food industry demands and delay the deadline for companies to update their Nutrition Facts labels harms the public?s health, denies consumers vital information, and creates an unfair and confusing marketplace as many companies have gone ahead with the labels anyway.

https://cspinet.org/news/delay-nutrition-facts-label-blow-public-health-20170929

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