Is the new health insurance application form too long?

Healthcare co-ops are having a hard time competing with big insurance companies.

This final note today, courtesy of the Associated Press. The AP got its hands on an application for benefits under the health care law. A draft application, we should say. It's 15 pages long, could take anywhere form 30 to 45 minutes to fill out.

It was characterized as a "daunting" process in some of the reporting we read today.

So we went out and did an unofficial poll: Do you think it's worth it? 45 minutes in exchange for health care benefits?

Tell us what you think in the comments below, or tweeting us @MarketplaceAPM. And listen to the audio above to hear other responses.

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