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Healthcare.gov 3.0 - Behavioral economics and insurance exchanges

Citation
Ubel PA, Comerford DA & Johnson E (2015) Healthcare.gov 3.0 - Behavioral economics and insurance exchanges, New England Journal of Medicine, 372 (8), pp. 695-698.

Abstract
First paragraph: In October 2013, the Affordable Care Act introduced a new insurance market - state and federal exchanges where people can purchase health insurance for themselves or their families. Although the rollout of the exchanges was disastrous, around-the-clock efforts fixed many of the biggest technical problems, and nearly 7 million people purchased insurance in the new market. The second round of enrollment exposed some new problems with the exchange websites - for example, Colorado's website had difficulty determining whether people were eligible for tax credits - but these problems paled in comparison with those encountered when the exchanges were first rolled out. In short, we have a largely glitch-free system of health insurance exchanges that present millions of people with a robust set of health insurance choices.

StatusPublished
AuthorsUbel Peter A, Comerford David A, Johnson Eric
Publication date19/02/2015
PublisherMassachussetts Medical Society
ISSN 0028-4793
LanguageEnglish

Journal
new England Journal of Medicine: Volume 372, Issue 8 (2015)

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