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CMS Announces Special Enrollment Period for Tax Season

CMS News Release:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes in states which use the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM). This special enrollment period will allow those individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll in 2015 health insurance coverage through the FFM.

Why Myth-Busting Vaccination Fears is Trickier than you Might Think

David McNamee: Medical News Today

Myths regarding the safety of vaccines are a huge barrier to promoting immunization. However, a study in the journal Vaccine reports - perhaps counterintuitively - that correcting these myths may actually contribute to vaccine hesitancy among skeptical groups, rather than raising intent to vaccinate.

The researchers found that 43% of respondents said the belief that the flu vaccine can give you flu is either "somewhat accurate" or "very accurate."