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8 things to know about Obamacare (that you were too afraid to ask)

President Barack Obama discusses the Affordable Care Act with former President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

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Explaining Obamacare

Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act, is about to kick in big-time Oct. 1, and with it new rules about getting and giving of health insurance. The idea behind the still-controversial law is to get as many people access to affordable health insurance, expand the benefits they receive, and hopefully increase their overall health while reducing the growth of health-care costs nationally.

By CNBC's Dan Mangan
Posted 25 Sept. 2013

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