Sun-Times translates foreign terms for new 'Obamacare' health insurance options

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What’s the difference between a deductible and a premium? What’s considered out-of-pocket? Who can get a catastrophic plan?

These are just some of the questions that might seem foreign to you, if you’ve never purchased a health insurance plan before — and even if you have.

Chicago Sun-Times provides a few basic things that you should keep in mind when looking at health insurance on the new online marketplace — assuming you’re able to get onto

The online marketplace is for people who make up to $45,960 for an individual and up to $94,200 for a family of four. Tax credits also are likely an option. (People who make less may qualify for Medicaid. Go to also has information on how you can apply for a health insurance plan by phone, if you want to get started on the process.

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