Although progress has been made to make sure consumers can get the drugs they need, the authors recommend that marketplaces link directly to and display plan formularies, the expectations process be strengthened, require costs to be communicated in terms of co-pay, price tiers be standardized, prior authorization requirements be limited, and the types of tools for consumers be enhanced.
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