The authors offer steps the federal insurance marketplace can take to avoid the missteps made by state-run marketplaces, including: limit the number of plans insurers offer to consumers; improve the websites’ consumer-friendliness; and deploy more tools to help consumers sort and filter their plan choice, enabling simple plan comparisons.
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