Three things to know about this year's Obamacare plans


As the Obamacare marketplaces prepare to open for business Sunday, the third year of enrollment may not be the charm, although the administration hopes it is.

Just hours before open enrollment starts, the Obama administration released a picture of the kinds of plan offerings shoppers will find at, the federal-run website that serves all but a dozen states. Those buying the coverage are primarily people who don't have employer-sponsored coverage and who aren't eligible for Medicaid.

As in years past, shoppers will find a great deal of variation by county, state and region as to what kind of plans will be available. The administration didn't release the actual plans ahead of Sunday.