Cecilia Fontenot poses at the Texas Organizing Project offices in Houston on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. Fontenot is looking forward to the opening of that state’s federally run insurance market. A ... more 
Cecilia Fontenot poses at the Texas Organizing Project offices in Houston on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. Fontenot is looking forward to the opening of that state’s federally run insurance market. A part-time accountant in her early 60s, Fontenot is uninsured and trying to stay healthy while coping with diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Also, a breast lump was detected about a year ago. Her doctor recommended a digital mammogram, but she has not been able to afford the more involved test. Because of her pre-existing conditions, Fontenot would have a tough time finding affordable individual coverage today. But starting Jan. 1, 2014 insurers will no longer be able to turn away people with health problems or charge them more. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Pat Sullivan
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 1:27 PM EDT