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Understanding the Affordable Care Act
The new federal health law requires you, your children and anyone else that you claim as a dependent on your taxes to have health insurance in 2014 or pay a penalty. That coverage can be supplied through your job, public programs such as Medicare or Medicaid, or an individual policy that you purchase. The health law is setting up online health insurance marketplaces, also known as exchanges, to help you shop for plans if you are uninsured or looking to switch plans.  These marketplaces operate in every state and the District of Columbia and alert people with lower incomes if they...
Free Vaccination Clinics Held For Tetanus, Diptheria, and Acellular Pertussis
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has offered all local public health departments the opportunity to participate in  mass vaccination clinics for adults promoting Tdap vaccinations. This is to ensure that everyone in our county has the opportunity to be protected against Pertussis (whooping cough). The pertussis booster is important to parents and grandparents of newborns, as young babies cannot get full protection from this communicable disease until they are around the age of 1. The Tdap booster is also important for individuals whose last tetanus shot was over 10 years ago. Tetanus is bacteria that lives...
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