There’s one problem with our health system that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act simply does not solve: It’s far too complicated. Writer Cathie Beck reminisces about a time when her mother could walk down the street to their neighborhood doctor and receive simple and inexpensive treatment for a reoccuring condition. Today, it’s impossible to have that same experience without spending a huge amount of time and money. So, what’s a single, uninsured girl with rheumatoid arthritis to do?

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