Active bargain hunters who were willing to change health plans could get good prices for coverage from the typical Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act public exchange.

John Holahan and other researchers at the Urban Institute have put exchange qualified health plan cost data supporting that conclusion in an analysis distributed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The researchers calculated the average premium for the cheapest silver-level QHP available in all rating regions through a state's public exchange progra

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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.