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In what other ways might private enrollment websites work differently than

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Some private enrollment websites will ask you questions about your health status (for example, your height, weight, and whether you have pre-existing conditions).  Some ask whether you are seeking short-term or long-term coverage.  Some sites will display plan options and information in a different order compared to what you would see on  And some sites will use personal and health information that you provide to call or send you recorded messages or texts about other products they sell; some will share information with their business partners so they can send you promotional and marketing information.

While we have made every effort to provide accurate information in these FAQs, people should contact the health insurance Marketplace or Medicaid agency in their state for guidance on their specific circumstances.

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