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Exchanges need new quality controls
Orange County Register

Millions of Americans battle chronic diseases every day. Their fight just got harder. New evidence shows that even as more people gain insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges, the quality of that coverage is getting worse.

The problem is that many of the exchange plans require patients to pay an increasingly high percentage of their medications’ costs. Excessive cost-sharing means many enrollees – especially the 50 million Americans who suffer from autoimmune diseases – can’t afford their treatments.