In Seattle, Insurers And Hospitals Complain About New Rules

The Seattle Times' Carol Ostrom, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News, reports: "Health insurers and hospitals, usually on opposite sides, lined up together Tuesday to give Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler an earful about his proposed new rule for insurance-provider networks. Kreidler proposed the rule after complaints that consumers have been taken by surprise about narrower networks in insurance plans offered in the Affordable Care Act. Those networks exclude some of the region’s prominent hospitals and medical centers, meaning some consumers don’t have access to providers they expected to use" (Ostrom, 4/23). Read the story.

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