Buying health insurance under the Accountable Care Act

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In the NY Times Jon Kingsdale,  the managing director of the Wakely Consulting Group, which “helped establish the exchanges in Massachusetts” on blocking health reform in the US.

And The Globe trails a couple of canvassers trying to get Texans interested in new health insurance options.

In this large Republican-leaning state, one in four residents lacks insurance — the highest rate in the country — yet ignorance of the law and its potential benefits is rampant. State political leaders from the governor on down are actively opposing the law’s provisions and want it to fail.

Texas, in other words, remains hostile country before a key element of the law takes effect.

“I’m not interested,” said a 37-year-old old woman declared, waving an arm at the two college students standing on her porch before shutting her door in their faces.

Later, when the organizers found more people to speak with, they encountered deep confusion and skepticism.

 

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