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POLL DU JOUR

74 percent of Americans say that insurance purchased through a health insurance exchange will be expensive.

71 percent say health care exchanges will be difficult to understand.

70 percent of Americans say they are not sure what the term “health insurance exchange” means; 48 percent are “not at all sure” what the term “health insurance exchange” means.

67 percent say that “helpers or navigators” for state-sponsored” health care exchanges will be helpful.

35 percent say the term “exchange” means each state will offer a choice of health plans.

12 percent say the term means private insurance companies will offer the health plans.

Source: A Harris Poll of 2,044 U.S. adults conducted Sept. 13 to 17 and released Tuesday.

Helpful hints, conflicting information to jharper@washingtontimes.com.