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Short list of providers for cheap
plans frustrating to enrollees

Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Ken Alltucker

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Posted By:fiesta del sol, 1/30/2014 7:18:40 AM

Some Arizonans who secured health coverage through the federal marketplace are now finding that their new plans drastically limit the providers they can use. Metro Phoenix and Tucson residents who signed up for plans with so-called narrow networks have discovered fewer options for primary-care doctors, specialists, hospitals, pharmacies, labs and clinics. And some rural Arizonans purchasing the least-expensive plan in their communities have discovered that the nearest participating doctor is 200 miles away. Insurers and brokers acknowledge that some consumers are confused by the narrow networks, a strategy health insurers embrace to lower costs.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pb09, 1/30/2014 7:55:32 AM     (No. 9711228)

There´s nothing confusing here. It´s crap coverage. Period!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/30/2014 8:46:03 AM     (No. 9711297)

"There´s nothiing to fear from barak uhhhbama"
U.S. Senator John McCain(AZ)

Keep voting for him, Arizona mules.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NYC RAL, 1/30/2014 9:18:19 AM     (No. 9711366)

Yes if you like your doctor, you could keep your doctor. Oops! "Simon says, Move." This will promote income equality. These good Doctors need you to "come in" or is that "in come" their neighborhood. They need the money. We will support them for the good of all! Simon says.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: skedaddle, 1/30/2014 9:22:49 AM     (No. 9711380)

You have to buy the plan to find out what isn´t in the plan (answer: doctors).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LouD, 1/30/2014 9:41:31 AM     (No. 9711416)

Listen: "If you like your doctor, you can keep him." What don´t you people understand about this? I don´t think he ever promised your insurance would pay your doctor. That is your problem. /S

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/30/2014 11:44:08 AM     (No. 9711673)

Oh, the ´short list´...if any companies are on it they likely have very hight rates and extremely high deductables...

$1200/month and $12,000 deductables.

Hmmm, maybe I´ll just save my money and get a policy at the last second...pre-existing conditions don´t apply, right?

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