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Consumers' Healthcare Power Growing

USA Today, Jeffery H. Boyd

The Affordable Care Act has made health insurance more affordable for millions of Americans, addressed the difficult problem of pre-existing conditions and mandated minimum benefit plans, all laudable goals. At the same time, I think it is fair to say that, in the six years since its passage, the law has moved through our health care landscape like a hurricane, cutting a wide swath of change (and no small amount of chaos) in every aspect of the most complex ecosystem in American commerce. In particular, these changes are adding fuel to a rising consumerism in health care, as more consumers are forced to directly purchase health insurance and pay out-of-pocket a larger share of their health care costs. Read more…