More U.S. Residents Gain Health Coverage, but Provider Networks Are Narrowing
Although more U.S. residents are gaining coverage through the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges, many are getting plans with limited or narrow provider networks that could compromise access to care, according to policy observers. As a result, some state and federal regulators say they will more closely monitor such exchange plans to make sure that consumers have sufficient access to providers.
- "More Insured, But the Choices Are Narrowing" (Abelson, New York Times, 5/12).