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Christopher Flavelle

Fear of Mooching Threatens Obamacare

The U.S. has spent four years arguing about the political, legal and technological impediments to Obamacare. We may have missed an even higher barrier: the American stigma around feeling like a freeloader.

The U.S. has spent four years arguing about the political, legal and technological impediments to Obamacare. We may have missed an even higher barrier: the American stigma around feeling like a freeloader.

The New York Times's Abby Goodnough spent some timewith Kelli Cauley, a navigator for the Obamacare exchange in Kentucky, talking to people who are newly eligible for coverage under Obamacare. Here's the encounter that stood out to me: