Very few consumers participating in the Patient Protection andAffordable Care Act exchanges appear interested in the high-premiumplatinum plans.

Of the nearly 10 million who have bought insurance through thestate marketplaces, only 332,000, or 3 percent, have opted forplatinum plans, which have the highest premiums and the lowestdeductibles, with insurers typically covering 90 percent of thecost of medical care, compared to 60 percent for the low-premiumbronze plans.

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