Low-income Americans will still be able to use health savings accounts after Jan. 1, 2014.

Officials at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight talk about how they will make that possible in a new batch of answers to questions about provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that are set to take effect at the beginning of next year.

One question in the batch refers to a conflict between HSA plan design rules — which are supposed to make consumers who get routine sick care feel pain in the wallet — and the new PPACA "cost-sharing reduction" rules.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.