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Sharply Lower Costs Found for Enrollees in ACA’s Cost-Sharing Reduction Health Plans

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Americans eligible for and enrolled in marketplace health plans that include cost-sharing reductions pay much less out of pocket for their insurance coverage and care than those enrolled in similar marketplace plans without such reductions, according to a new Commonwealth Fund study by Jon Gabel and colleagues at NORC at the University of Chicago.

In 2016, about 7 million people, or 57 percent of total marketplace enrollment, had enrolled in plans with cost-sharing reductions. Still, many people eligible for them are not enrolled, the authors say.

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