* 1. The New York Health Exchange opens this week, with many St. Lawrence County residents eligible for subsidies, Medicaid, or other benefit programs. The exchange, created under the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), bars insurance companies from refusing coverage for pre-existing medical conditions or putting annual limits on coverage. The online exchange will allow people to view plans, compare costs, discover subsidies, and sign up for insurance. Do you think you will shop on the health exchange?