A Practical Plan For Replacing Obamacare
By Scott Gottlieb (original source Forbes)
“About 40% of the silver health plans sold in the Obamacare exchanges now offer very narrow networks of providers. The ubiquity of these stripped down plans — dubbed “Exclusive Provider Organizations” under the new jargon of Obamacare – are just one of the scheme’s many arduous inventions.
Before Obamacare, insurance networks typically covered an entire state. Under Obamacare, insurers are able to bid to offer coverage mostly on a county-by-county basis. It means that health plans only need to fashion doctor networks as wide as the county that they’re bidding to offer coverage in. In many cases, the result is that you’ll have to get all your care inside a single local health system.”
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