Ohio Report for Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Senate Report

Observers Say Outreach, More Competition, Transparency Could Help Alleviate Concerns With Health Insurance Marketplaces

Residents in a number of Ohio counties are expected to have just one health insurance choice on the Affordable Care Act exchange next year, but the Buckeye State isn't alone in seeing fewer plans on the program.

Industry groups and others who have studied the trend said the marketplaces have become less appealing for companies because of the lack of a wide risk pool and limited ability by consumers to shop around.

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