HealthCare.Gov Upgrades Are Just What This Doctor Ordered

Originally published on Cornerstone, the CHOP Research Blog

I composed this original blog post based on an interview with the investigator and aggregation of related published material.


When the third round of open enrollment begins on the federal health insurance marketplace Nov. 1, shoppers will see some major changes. These changes might be just what the doctor ordered — if the doctor you are talking to is Charlene Wong, MD, MSHP, a health policy researcher and adolescent medicine fellow at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Wong and colleagues have studied how young adults experience the use of the federal site,, and state-based exchanges. Access to health care in this age group is critical for the success of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as for setting young adults up for healthy lives with regular preventive care services.

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