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Credit report errors hamper health insurance enrollment

Kelly Dilworth

You may have trouble getting your identity verified when you apply for health insurance through the online Federal Marketplace if there are errors on your credit report.

The government-run website Healthcare.gov uses identity-verification services provided by credit reporting agency Experian and, according to numerous reports, lots of people are having a hard time proving to the government-run site that they are who they say they are.

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If you’re uninsured, don’t get sick

Kelly Dilworth

A few years ago, I had a nagging pain that felt like a runner’s stitch on the right side of my stomach. It didn’t hurt much, but it wouldn’t go away. Feeling nauseous and tired, I decided to stop by an urgent care center after work just in case.

Several hours later, I was wheeled in to an operating room at my local hospital for emergency surgery. It turned out I had acute appendicitis and if I had waited any longer, I would have been doubling over in pain.

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Flu shot blog makes Carnival of Personal Finance

Connie Prater

Last week’s blog about getting your annual flu shot at a pharmacy rather than going to your primary care physician was selected for the weekly Carnival of Personal Finance.

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