State insurance exchanges, mandated to start operating in 2014 to offer one-stop health insurance shopping for individuals and small businesses, could sell up to $60 billion in policies during their first year and nearly $200 billion by 2019, according to estimates from consultancy/research firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

And the exchanges will work as intended, as 97 percent of those covered in the first year will previously have been uninsured, the company asserts. For now, however, consumer education is necessary--more than 80 percent of consumers eligible for subsidized coverage through the exchanges don't yet know it.

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