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    Consumers should keep in mind, though, the cost-sharing subsidies apply to in-network expenses only. That may become an issue in some plans with limited provider networks.

    "In the exchanges, a lot of insurers are going to narrower networks as a way to keep costs down," says Christine Monahan, a senior health policy analyst at Georgetown University’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms. "If you go out of network, you could be subject to higher cost sharing and balance billing."

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    Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent program of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan health policy research and communications organization not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

    Mon, Dec 19 2011

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