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Gaming new health exchanges won’t be that easy, backers say
Sacramento Bee

The Obama administration is trying to quiet growing concern that people will lie about their incomes and other personal information in order to land larger health insurance-premium tax credits, the cash assistance that will help millions pay for coverage next year.

Once health plan enrollment begins on new state insurance exchanges in October, an estimated 7 million people are expected to purchase individual and small-group coverage by the end of March.

The tax credits aim to help low– and moderate-income people pay for big chunks of their premiums.

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