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Answering Your Questions About The Health Insurance Marketplace

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As of yesterday, Americans can shop for coverage on these exchanges, set up by the Affordable Care Act. But many people are unaware of these marketplaces and many more have lots of questions- from who’s eligible, to what coverage is available, to how much it might cost.


  • Todd Bookman: NHPR health reporter
  • Sarah Palermo: Concord Monitor health reporter
  • Jennifer Patterson: health care legal counsel for the New Hampshire Insurance Department


  • Bridget Laflamme: Community Health Educator for the Coos County Family Health Services. She supervises health exchanges navigators.
  • Martha Bebinger: WBUR health care reporter

*Todd Bookman and NHPR’s Digital Team created an interactive explainer on implementation of Obamacare. It breaks down what the law means for individuals, employers and seniors in NH. Check it out here.

Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.
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