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Costs worry woman, 26, who wants health insurance

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 8:39 am

BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Helena Gudger is the type of person health insurance companies need on the books as the federal Affordable Care Act begins to roll out: Young, relatively healthy and hungry for coverage. The 26-year-old Phoenix resident has gone the past four years without health insurance, using clinics and the county hospital for checkups, routine tests and visits to a gynecologist. She pays cash, checks

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