Activity at two West Coast state-based exchanges cooled during the latest week of operations.

Covered California released Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchange activity data for the week ending Nov. 2. Officials said exchange users started about 47,440 applications during the fifth week of operation, up from a five-week average of 45,000 but down from 51,000 applications during the fourth week.

The PPACA exchange plan open-enrollment period began Oct. 1.

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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.