Physicians prepare to answer patient questions about new insurance marketplaces

Physicians may find themselves in the unfamiliar role of health insurance advisors when the new insurance marketplaces open Tuesday for business.The exchanges — key components of the — are Internet-based portals for patients to compare the costs and benefits of health coverage available in their state. But physicians, regardless of their own views on the contentious issues of health care reform, will likely be seen as trusted sources of guidance as so-called Obamacare unfolds.

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