7 things you need to know about health care

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People across the country have important decisions to make regarding their health care. It's open enrollment for many employees. Consumer Reports says you may see changes in your health care this year.

There are new benefits on the way including new ways to buy and afford health insurance.

Consumers have a new tool. It's called the "summary of benefits and coverage" chart. You can easily compare plans side-by-side.

"For the first time your health insurance company has to tell you what's in your plan in a simple, standard form," said Chris Meyer of Consumer Reports.

Keep in mind if you switch plans, there's a long list of preventative services now covered as a result of health care reform.

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