It's not hard to be skeptical about some of the claims we hear from the Department of Health and Human Services about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, especially on questions about whether the exchanges will be ready in a couple weeks or so.

Last week, we heard something that left many of us with even deeper doubts about whether we're being fed a bunch of hooey.

A report released by HHS said 6.8 million consumers had saved an estimated $1.2 billion on health insurance premiums in 2012. 

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