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Analysis: Access to Health Care Starting to Resemble Access to Air Travel
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The old axis of access ­in U.S. health care — insured or uninsured — is being replaced by the kind of gradations and complexity in determining who-gets-what-when-for-what-price for which the airline industry has become famous. Some recent data and reactions to the provisions of the Affordable Care Act reinforce the trend. Here’s an overview: Being able to afford any kind of seat. Sure, the number of Americans left standing at the gate because they can’t afford a health insurance “ticket” is declining.