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  •  From a purely actuarial POV the previous vs new (7+ / 0-)

    insured talking point never had much real-life traction.

    Nobody ever suggested that all those QHP numbers were all previously insured.

    Even if a sizable number of QHP buyers were previously insured, it was essential to have as many as possible buying through exchanges. That ensured the buyer had the opportunity to get a subsidy, whether the underlying premium had risen or not. That ensured that the total pool of buyers through exchanges (and later through brokers with HHS approval) was as large as possible - helping improve the chance that 2015 rates would be correctly priced.

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