Tiny networks rule when it comes to Obamacare plans in California according to University of Pennsylvania researchers. According to data collected by the group, 76 percent of networks offered by the Silver plans on the state’s healthcare exchange were either small or extra small.
That is more limited choices than all but three other states, Georgia, Florida and Oklahoma.
Nationwide, 41 percent of networks in Obamacare plans were labeled narrow, meaning they included 25 percent or less of the physicians in a rating area.
Only 12 states had no narrow network plans including Oregon, Connecticut and Missouri.
To hold down premiums, big insurers such as Anthem Inc. and Blue Shield of California cut the number of doctors and hospitals available to patients... Read More