Premiums for health plans purchased on the Affordable Care Act’s Small Business Health Options Program exchanges were slightly cheaper than plans only offered elsewhere, a recent study found.

Testifying before the House Small Business Committee last week, Jon Gable, a senior fellow at NORC at the University of Chicago, stated SHOP plans’ premiums on average were 7% lower than off-SHOP plans, citing a study of 26 states conducted this summer.

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