What Worked For Obamacare And What Didn’t? Lessons From 5 States

People sought out information about buying health insurance through the California exchange at Union Station in Los Angeles in 2013.

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People sought out information about buying health insurance through the California exchange at Union Station in Los Angeles in 2013.

Reed Saxon/AP

Ask anyone about his or her health care and you are likely to hear about doctors, hospitals, maybe costs and insurance hassles. Most people don’t go straight from “my health” to a political debate, and yet that is what our country has been embroiled in for almost a decade.

A study published Thursday tries to set aside the politics to look at what makes or breaks health insurance markets in five states.

Researchers from the Brookings Institution looked at state markets, thinking that if the goal is to repair or replace the Affordable Care Act with something better, then it would be good to know what worked and what failed.

“The political process at the moment is not generating a conversation about how do we create a better replacement for the

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/02/09/514105341/what-worked-for-obamacare-and-what-didnt-lessons-from-5-states?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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