Online shopping cart About 42percent of enrollments for 2018 ACA plans were arranged throughsales agents or brokers, with many of them relying on suchalternative websites to enroll their clients, noted the report.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Some websites consumers use to buy their own health insurancedon't provide full information on plan choices or Medicaid eligibility, and appear to encourageselection of less comprehensive coverage that provides highercommissions to brokers, according to a report released Friday by the left-leaning Center on Budgetand Policy Priorities.

These direct-enrollment broker websites — includingeHealth, ValuePenguin, GetInsured.com and some named after theinsurance carriers they represent — are not the state-basedmarketplaces or the federal exchange, known as healthcare.gov.

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