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Indianapolis health researchers hope the results of a new study will encourage policymakers to support nationwide Medicaid expansion.

It's time to start shopping for health insurance if you're one of the millions who buys it on an Affordable Care Act exchange.

Open enrollment for 2018 starts Wednesday, and new numbers released by the Trump Administration show that the average cost of a benchmark policy will be about 27 percent higher next year.

But that's just the headline. The details suggest there's good news for lots of people who are willing to shop around a bit for insurance.

Hands Off That Frozen Pizza! Docs Advise Customers As They Shop

Dec 23, 2015
Lisa Tamura discusses her shopping habits with Dr. Phil Cecchini, a family doctor in Orange County. Cecchini spends the afternoon at a Laguna Hills supermarket advising shoppers on what foods to buy and what to avoid.
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When Lisa Tamura goes to the grocery store, she usually picks up a few frozen pizzas for the nights she doesn’t want to cook.

But on a recent Thursday afternoon at the Ralphs supermarket in Laguna Hills, California, she strolled right by the frozen food and headed straight to the fruits and vegetables.

That’s because she had some help from the ultimate personal shopper – a family doctor named Phil Cecchini.

“What do you like to eat?” he asked.

“Bad food,” she responded, laughing.