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Healthcare Solutions for Post-Obamacare America
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One year after the Obamacare health insurance exchanges opened their virtual doors to consumers, the Affordable Care Act is less popular than ever. Many of the worst problems plaguing the healthcare system could be fixed by implementing four simple reforms.
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