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N.Y. Medical Providers Considering Which Exchange Plans To Join

Medical providers in New York are making deals with insurers to provide care to their patients buying health coverage on the state's health insurance marketplace. In California, Molina Healthcare looks for growth opportunities.

The Associated Press: NYC Medical Providers Negotiate Insurance Deals
With deadlines looming, medical providers and insurers in New York are negotiating deals that may determine which doctors you can see if you buy a health plan through the state's new insurance marketplace. One of the world's most respected cancer hospitals, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, announced Friday that it had signed agreements to join the networks of three plans being sold through the exchange: Health Republic Insurance, Oscar Insurance and Oxford Health Plans. Oxford will only be available to small businesses (11/22).

Los Angeles Times: Molina Healthcare Poised For Healthy Growth
Molina Healthcare Inc. of Long Beach was looking after the medical needs of low-income people long before Obamacare debuted. Molina Healthcare began 33 years ago after emergency room physician C. David Molina had seen too many poor people with easily treatable and preventable illnesses. He opened three small clinics in Long Beach to serve them (White, 11/24).

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