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Stable premiums, more options as health law sign-ups begin


November 1, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Affordable Care Act's sixth sign-up season opens Thursday amid stabilizing premiums and more choice for consumers.

Nationally, average premiums are going up only by low single-digit percentages for 2019. In some states, and for some types of plans, premiums will decline. Fewer areas will see increases. Insurers also are expanding their participation.

Health care ranks among voters' top concerns going into next week's midterm elections.

A year ago, it wasn't even clear if former President Barack Obama's signature program would survive repeated efforts by President Don...

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