Some California Insurance Plans Narrow Doctor, Hospital Choices

Capital Public Radio’s Pauline Bartolone, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News and NPR, reports: "When Diane Shore got a letter that her health policy would be canceled, the small premium increase for a new plan didn’t bother her that much. What she’s really troubled by is: 'My physicians will no longer be in this network of physicians, or the hospitals won’t be as well.' Sixty-two year old Shore owned an IT consulting business in the San Francisco Bay Area, and retired when she sold her business in 2000. She says she wants to stick with the providers that she’s had for years, including the surgeon who cared for her during a bout of breast cancer in 1998" (Bartolone, 12/9). Read the story.

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