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New health care exchanges are about to roll out nationwide under the Affordable Care Act — aka Obamacare. News stories this week contained some good news for consumers as premiums across the country appeared to be much lower than expected. But what the plans cover, the cost of deductibles and other details are less clear. Political cartoonist John Pritchett likens the plans to taking your chances in Vegas.

About the author: John Pritchett is a longtime award-winning political cartoonist. He has been penning artwork in Hawaii for decades, including 20 years at the Honolulu Weekly. Find more of his work on the web at

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