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I need help finding affordable health insurance. I got insurance through California’s Major Risk Medical Insurance Program in 1991 after having breast cancer. My premiums are now a whopping $ 1,209 each month! I have not had any cancer issues since the original bout, but I have been reluctant to change policies (assuming that I could find one). Can you help me find something more affordable?

It’s smart to be cautious about changing plans, particularly given your medical history. But according to Michael Grodsky, an insurance expert for the nonprofit Cancer Support Community — Benjamin Center based in Los Angeles, there’s no downside to applying for a new health plan to see what’s available. Just don’t cancel the cover……….. continues on Los Angeles Times.

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