Choice Of Doctors And Hospitals More Limited In Health Law Plans, Study Says
Analysis by consulting firm Avalere Health finds that the "narrow networks" available under the federal and state exchange plans offer 34 percent fewer medical providers than average.
The Washington Post:
Report: ACA Plans Have A Third Fewer Providers Than Employer-Based Plans
Consumers who bought insurance on the health exchanges last year had access to one-third fewer doctors and hospitals, on average, than people with traditional employer-provided coverage, according to an analysis released Wednesday. The study by consulting firm Avalere Health provides a statistical basis for anecdotal reports from consumers and others about the more limited doctor and hospital choices in plans offered on marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act. (Sun, 7/15)
Fewer Choices Of Doctors Under ObamaCare, Study Finds
ObamaCare plans on average offer a choice of 34 percent fewer healthcare providers in the insurance plans' network, a new analysis finds. The study from the consulting firm Avalere Health says that overall figure includes an average of 42 percent fewer cancer and heart doctors to choose from. In addition, there are 24 percent fewer hospitals to choose from and 32 percent fewer primary care doctors. (Sullivan, 7/15)