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Holes remain in the ACA shopping process

Many of the exchanges for Affordable Care Act insurance still don’t have especially sophisticated tools to help consumers understand their costs, according to a review by the Council for Affordable Health Coverage, an industry group.

Where it stands: CAHC faulted several exchanges, including HealthCare.gov, for their out-of-pocket cost calculators and the information they provide to shoppers about different insurance plans’ drug coverage.

What they're saying: The industry coalition says most exchanges are getting incrementally better from year to year, but that their remaining weaknesses indicate that there should be more privately run exchanges, which would connect to the centralized federal data hub.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the name of the Council for Affordable Health Coverage.

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