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In a column in The Wall Street Journal's Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses a new Blue Cross Blue Shield Association report on “extreme price variation” in health care services and the limits of consumer information as a solution to the problem.

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I’m an American college student and I plan to study abroad next semester. Am I required to have U.S. health insurance while I’m living in another country?

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JAMA Forum: Why Health Insurance Literacy Matters

Larry Levitt looks at the challenges with people not understanding basic health insurance concepts as millions of them evaluate and choose health plans during open enrollment season for insurance in 2015.

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