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We should research our health care at least as well as our cars

We should research our health care at least as well as our cars

As consumers, we spend more time researching television, vacation and vehicle purchases than making health care spending decisions. That's according to an insurance industry survey that finds analyzing health coverage comes in far behind the time Americans consider other purchases.

The implications of this are clear: mounting debt, or worse, lapses in care that could lead to the onset of medical problems. Consumers should arm themselves with information, but that is difficult and confusing. Whether the Affordable Care Act remains the law as it is now or if it is repealed and replaced, the trend is the same: ever-increasing premiums, co-pays and deductibles. There is also the added...

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