Some of the public exchanges seem to having much better luck than others at convincing commercial plan applicants to actually choose commercial plans.

The federal – and many state exchanges – have had trouble getting their enrollment sites to work at all. And many of successful applicants are on track to get Medicaid or other public health coverage.

But what about the consumers who've navigated the eligibility process for commercial qualified health plans?

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. 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 through X at @Think_Allison.