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Tips for Shopping for 2016 State Marketplace Health Plans

State Marketplaces, sometimes known as “Exchanges,” are the only places where you can get help paying your health insurance premiums. In some cases, you can also get help from your  state’s Marketplace to lower how much you pay when you go to the doctor or buy medicine.

When you are shopping for a plan, pay special attention to each of these issues.