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How affordable will health plans offered on insurance exchanges really be? That’s the question many consumer advocates are wondering in the weeks leading up to the opening of the exchanges.

Those online marketplaces are a key part of the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare. Supporters have played up promises of subsidies, better benefits and lower out-of-pocket costs for consumers, but with three weeks left before the marketplaces go live, there are still no firm numbers about how much health insurance plans will cost.

Florida’s insurance website for small businesses is switching contractors. Florida Health Choices was supposed to be up and running last summer but that date has been pushed back to January. part of the delay is due to a clash with the former company that was supposed to be building the website.