Many Consumers Open to Narrower Provider Networks Offered in Less Expensive Health Insurance Plans
A slight majority of U.S. adults say they would be willing to select health plans in the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges with narrower provider networks, as long as the premiums are significantly lower than those of plans with broader networks, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's February tracking poll. Overall, the survey found that younger and lower-income individuals were more likely to prefer a limited, less-costly plan.
- "Many Americans Open to Narrow Doctor Networks in Obamacare" (Levey, "Politics Now," Los Angeles Times, 2/26).
- "Poll: For Right Price, Consumers Will Accept Limited Choice Of Doctors, Hospitals" (Rau, "Capsules," Kaiser Health News, 2/26).