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Obamacare’s Impossible Challenge: Why You Can’t Make a Smart Choice Among Dozens of Health Insurance Plans



The Obama administration calls the health insurance exchanges “markets.” But they are unlike any market you have ever encountered. Ideally, people should comparison shop—considering the differences in premiums, subsidies, and networks of the different plans. There’s only one problem. Intelligent comparison shopping is virtually impossible.

Think about what you would have to consider to make a reasoned choice. For starters, you have to consider all the health problems you might have. For example, you might get cancer, heart disease, diabetes... Then you would have to compare the networks of all the different plans for cancer care, heart care ....

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John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.”


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A BETTER CHOICE: Healthcare Solutions for America
Obamacare remains highly controversial and faces ongoing legal and political challenges. Polls show that by a large margin Americans remain opposed to the healthcare law and seek to “repeal and replace” it. However, the question is: Replace it with what?







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