Let's be honest. This year — and the last couple months in particular — has not been kind to health care in America. That's mainly exacerbated by the issues revolving around the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: the botched HealthCare.gov site, the delays, the apologies, the low enrollment numbers, the high prices, and President Obama's recent "nevermind" fix on the cancellation policies.

But in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I'm trying (keyword being trying) to think about some good news revolving around the health care world. So, here are five things to be thankful for.

1. Broker importance. Sure, it might have come a little later than we wanted, but the administration has been touting broker and agent importance lately. Federal exchange officials have been talking about how to recruit more brokers and agents to the site so they can help consumers enroll in health plans. Documents earlier this month said they were "trying to bring in 60,000 more."

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