Consumers shopping on the government's health insurance website should find it easier to get their questions answered this year, including whether their doctor is in a particular plan or what their total costs might look like.

Part of the website for (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

A government document provided to The Associated Press details a major upgrade for's window-shopping feature. That popular part of the website allows consumers to browse for subsidized health insurance.

It used to take digging to find plan details. Now consumers would be able to enter their doctors, hospitals and medications. When they compare plans, they could see whether those doctors, hospitals and drugs are covered.

Sign-ups for 2016 start Nov. 1. The Obama administration says some 10 million people who are still uninsured but eligible for coverage will be harder to sign up.


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