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Conn. And Calif. Lawmakers Seek A Health Care FAQ

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut and California want the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to distribute a list of frequently asked questions to help people signing up for health insurance under the federal health care overhaul law.

Democratic Reps. Elizabeth Esty of Connecticut and George Miller of California sent a letter on Thursday to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (seh-BEEL’-yuhs) asking that the agency distribute the information across the country in the next few days. They said it should be part of a national consumer education effort.

The lawmakers said consumers may have questions about how to use their health coverage for the first time. For example, they said some people may not know how to identify authorized health providers in their plan.

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