State-based exchanges seem to be getting fewer consumers to select private plans this month than in December but more than in November.

Colorado, Connecticut and Maryland are some of states that have put out enough numbers for exchange watchers to calculate weekly or biweekly "qualified health plan" plan selection totals for January.

Another state-based exchange, Covered California, has reported plan selection information for about 63,000 people per week during the first two weeks of January. That's down from an average of 100,000 per week in December, but up from an average of about 19,000 per week in November.

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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.