ACA state exchanges get thumbs up from Consumer Reports

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Back in November, Consumer Reports magazine urged its readers to hold off on buying health insurance through websites operated by the state-based exchanges authorized by the Affordable Care Act. The magazine’s editors cited technology glitches that kept millions of would-be purchasers from accurately comparing insurance policies.

Now comes news that more than 8 million Americans have signed up for coverage through state exchange websites, and that the 10-year price tag for expanding coverage under the law will be $104 billion less than originally projected.

Consumer Reports writes: “As the saying goes, this is a win-win: more people covered, costs lower than we thought.” It now urges the uninsured to use state websites when the next enrollment season launches in the fall.

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