Getting a cavity filled. Doing your taxes. Sitting on a middle seat of the airplane. What do all those things have in common?

In the minds of Americans, they're all preferable activities to shopping for health insurance.

A new Bankrate survey goes into the hated activity of shopping for health insurance, just as the second enrollment season under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is underway. Bankrate's findings reveal that 68 percent said shopping for health coverage is just as bad or worse than common hated activities.

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