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  •  Moreover, big caveats in the article (0+ / 0-)
    But there was a potentially big caveat in the survey: Just 36 percent of respondents reported that it was very or somewhat easy to find a plan with the coverage they needed. And only 37 percent said it was very or somewhat easy to find a plan they could afford.

    The survey did not ask them whether they had successfully enrolled for Obamacare coverage after visiting the exchanges.

    Not surprising, given the high deductibles on the plans with cheap premiums.
    •  "Very easy" (2+ / 0-)
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      niaman, Glen The Plumber

      is a different question from whether the plans are acceptable or the deductibles are too high or whatever.

      I practiced law for 25 years, and have read many insurance policies of various types. I found comparing the plans and making a decision to be one of the most confusing things I've ever had to do. And then you have to figure out which of your doctors are in-network (which varies by plan), which drugs are in which formulary (ditto), etc. etc. Nothing about that part of the process could be described as "very easy."

      So it's a badly worded question, and I would probably have answered "no," but not because I'm unhappy with the plans.

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