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Marketplace, also called Exchange

A health insurance Marketplace provides the information you need to compare health plans and buy insurance. You can buy insurance through a Marketplace online, on the phone, or in person. Marketplaces may be run by your state, the federal government, or a nonprofit organization.

If you have health insurance through your job, you do not need to buy it through a public Marketplace.


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