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Analyzing Annals: Health Policy Basics: Health Insurance Marketplaces

This brief article provides an overview of health insurance marketplaces (also known as exchanges), how they are meant to work, and their implications for both patients and physicians.

Use this article to:

  • Reviw what you know about the Affordable Care Act.
  • Understand the basics of exchanges.
  • Consider patients asking their physicians about exchanges. Do you feel physicians should be qualified to answer such questions about the U.S. health system? Should doctors discuss the political issues surrounding changes in healthcare with patients?

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