HIX Help for Chronically Ill, Disabled

The National Health Council, a coalition of advocacy groups serving individuals with chronic diseases and disabilities as well as their family caregivers, has launched a Web site to aid health consumers in understanding and selecting insurance coverage from health insurance exchanges. The PuttingPatientsFirst.net Web site enables consumers to estimate out-of-pocket costs based on expected health needs that include prescriptions, and view six patient scenarios to determine how changes in health needs will affect coverage. Consumers also can use the site to share experiences using an exchange.

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