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No health insurance? Penalties to rise in 2015

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The cost of being uninsured in America is going up significantly next year for millions of people. It's the first year all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service whether they had health insurance for the previous year, as required under President Barack Obama's law. Those who were uninsured face fines, unless they qualify for one of about 30 exemptions, most of which involve financial hardships.

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A look at Arizona health insurance open enrollment

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Open enrollment for the second phase of President Barack Obama's health care law opened over the weekend with less fanfare than the original rollout that was plagued by computer glitches. But this enrollment period will bring about many changes for Arizona residents, including the prospect of lower prices but shifting insurance providers.

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Biosensors and the need for early disease detection (access required)

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The American Cancer Society predicts that in 2014, more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer will arise in the United States and more than half a million people will die from the disease, with 11,400 of those deaths occurring in Arizona. The treatment challenge remains in detecting the disease early enough to have a chance in successfully combating it.

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