Monday, July 20, 2015

Study: PPACA Exchange Plans Offer 66% of the Doctors of Standard Commercial Plans

One of the largest complaints associated with Obamacare plans has been the lack of physician availability. Avalere Health has helped to quantify this in a recent study:
  • The average provider networks for plans offered on the health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) include 34 percent fewer providers than the average commercial plan offered outside the exchange.
  • Exchange plan networks include 42 percent fewer oncology and cardiology specialists; 32 percent fewer mental health and primary care providers; and 24 percent fewer hospitals. Importantly, care provided by out-of-network providers does not count toward the out-of-pocket limits put in place by the ACA.