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Survey: Many Uninsured Not Aware of ACA's Upcoming Open Enrollment Period
About nine of 10 uninsured individuals who responded to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey said they did not know that the Affordable Care Act's (PL 111-148) next open enrollment period begins in November, the New York Times' "The Upshot" reports.

More Women Sharing Abortion Stories To Destigmatize Procedure
More U.S. women are publicly sharing their abortion experiences, which has begun to help reduce stigma tied to the procedure and spur "a much needed conversation among Americans," Good magazine reports.

Study: Genetic Variant in Latinas Could Lower Breast Cancer Risk for Some
A genetic variant that is common among some Latinas with indigenous American ancestry could significantly lower their risk of developing breast cancer, according to a study published Monday in Nature Communications, the New York Times' "Well" reports.

La. Proposal Would End Billing of Rape Survivors for Forensic Exams
Louisiana's health department on Monday said sexual assault survivors should not have to pay for their emergency room treatment and announced a legislative proposal to create a state victims' assistance board to pay for care, the AP/UT-San Diego reports.

NYC Woman Offered Job Back After Being Denied Pregnancy Accommodations
A New York City woman profiled by the New York Times after being forced out of her job when her employer refused accommodations recommended by her doctor during pregnancy has been offered her job back, Times columnist Rachel Swarns reports.