Doctor choice in Obamacare? Not so mu...

Doctor choice in Obamacare? Not so much (for Kung Fu with love)

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#1 Nov 4, 2013
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)
Premiums and deductibles may not be the only surprises awaiting Americans shopping for health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges.

Some folks looking for coverage may find themselves restricted to more limited doctor and hospital networks than their peers outside the state-based exchanges enjoy.

Many insurers have opted to limit their selection of doctors in some exchange plans to keep premiums and other costs down. And they are also excluding large academic medical centers, which are often pricier because they tackle sicker patients and more complex cases.

"The sticker price will be lower if the number of options are lower," said Joe Mondy, a spokesman with Cigna (CI, Fortune 500), which is participating in five state exchanges. "The issue is how many options can you do without?"
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