The new public exchanges have done a good enough job at controlling premiums to hold down 2014 federal health insurance subsidy spending.

Analysts at eHealth, a Web-based health insurance broker, give that assessment in a look at PPACA individual exchange plan prices.

PPACA calls for the government to provide subsidies for eligible people with incomes of 133 percent to 400 percent of the federal poverty level who buy coverage through the PPACA exchanges in 2014.

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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.