The exchanges have problems, it’s true. But they’re worth fixing to continue improving health security in the U.S. (Photo: iStock)

Next Tuesday will be the start of open enrollment for Obamacare’s state exchanges, which offer health insurance to the 7 percent of Americans who buy their own coverage.

It’s an anxious moment for the program: Enrollment is expected to remain significantly less than originally hoped. Some insurers have pulled out of the exchanges altogether. And those that remain have boosted premiums for typical plans by an average of 25 percent.

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