I could go on and on (and on) about how ridiculous the Sky-Is-Falling-Chorus’s latest act is, but I’ll save that rant for another day.  In the meantime, what was that again about how much simpler the system pre-ACA is?

In which John Green attempts to apply for new health insurance coverage using the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges and then through a private insurer that existed before the ACA (aka Obamacare) went into effect.

It’s of course too soon to tell which of these options will be cheaper, which will offer the best coverage, and so on, but I wanted to explore how the (still very glitchy) exchanges compare to the pre-ACA experience of trying to get approved for coverage.