A new study from Rice University demonstrates how little Americans understand about the nation's health care system, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

Well, to be precise, it demonstrates how little Texans know about health care, but whatever information Texans lack is worth examining. Not only is the the Lone Star State the second most populous in the country, but it has the highest rate of uninsured residents.

The survey, which polled adults aged 18 to 64, found that more than a quarter could not define a premium or a deductible. Thirty percent weren't familiar with the terms "provider network" or "covered services," and nearly half couldn't define co-insurance. 

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