California’s ObamaCare Exchange Can’t Match Doctors to Plans
If you purchase an ObamaCare plan in California, good luck trying to find a directory that matches your insurance policy with a specific doctor.
“Altogether, the 10 insurers in Covered California have contracted with an estimated 75% of California’s licensed physicians, or nearly 90% of those considered active in the state,” reports the Los Angeles Times. “However, many of those doctors are available in just one or two health plans.”
That is, if you can find them.
“There’s no timetable for a state provider directory after the exchange scrapped an initial version that was riddled with errors. Instead, Covered California refers people to insurance company websites that vary in usefulness,” says the paper.
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