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Waiting on Obamacare: Strategies for handling health care in 2013
Chico Enterprise Record

Having just earned his master’s degree in written communication, Eric Kaplan should feel triumphant. But his academic success has been tempered by a failure outside the classroom: He can’t find health insurance he can afford on his earnings as a freelance writer. Like many other Americans waiting for key provisions of the Affordable Care Act to kick in, Kaplan, 32, of Chicago, is adopting a novel strategy for protecting his health. He applied for another master’s degree, this time in social work, because his target school offers health insurance to students.

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