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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Obamacare: Paying More, Getting Less
Noticeable Premium Increases,’ Fewer Medical Specialists
Obamacare ‘Premiums Will Increase An Average Of 7.5%,’ ‘Some Jumped By Double Digits’
UTAH:‘On average, insurance rates will be 22 percent higher next year’ “Medical insurance rates are going up steeply next year for Utahns who get their insurance via brokers and the federal exchange, healthcare.gov. On average, insurance rates will be 22 percent higher next year, the Legislature's Health Reform Task Force learned Thursday afternoon.” (“Utahns’ Health-Insurance Premiums To Soar In 2016,” The Salt Lake Tribune, 10/22/15)
Many Obamacare ‘Insurance Plans …Lacked Specialists Within A 50-Mile Radius’
“Some health insurance plans sold on the Affordable Care Act's federal marketplace may not provide reasonable access to medical specialists, new research suggests. … About one in seven health insurance plans offered on the federal marketplace in 2015 did not provide access to in-network doctors for at least one medical specialty, researchers found.” (“Specialized Healthcare May Be Lacking Under Obamacare Plans,” Reuters, 10/28/15)
“For the new study, the researchers looked at 135 health insurance plans in 34 state marketplaces that were available during the 2015 open enrollment period, when people can select their plans. Using the plans' physician directories, they looked for in-network specialists who would be covered by insurance, including obstetricians/gynecologists, dermatologists, cardiologists, psychiatrists, oncologists, neurologists, endocrinologists, rheumatologists and pulmnologists. Overall, in April 2015, 18 plans in nine states lacked in-network specialists for at least one specialty within a 100-mile search area, and 19 lacked specialists within a 50-mile radius.” (“Specialized Healthcare May Be Lacking Under Obamacare Plans,” Reuters, 10/28/15)
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