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Getting Insurance is Simple. Getting Care is Not

Originally published at RealClearHealth

‘Tis the season for health insurance. Open enrollment for Medicare, employer-sponsored insurance, and Pennie plans are in full swing. Plans are plentiful and highly subsidized.

On Pennie, Pennsylvania’s health insurance exchange, a 27-year-old in Pittsburgh with an income of $40,000 can get a bronze plan for $64 a month—after $137 a month in subsidies. That’s right: Taxpayers pay twice what the individual pays for insurance.

Of course, that same individual still faces a hefty $6,700 deductible. So, while getting insurance is relatively cheap, using it can be expensive.

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