Consumers losing doctors with new insurance plans

May 13, 2014 by Kelli Kennedy

Some consumers are suffering buyer's remorse after realizing they bought insurance plans under the new health law and are now finding their longtime doctors and hospital networks aren't accepting those plans.

Consumers are finding their access limited across plans of all price ranges.

The undercuts President Obama's 2009 pledge that: "If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period." Consumer frustration over losing doctors comes as the Obama administration is still celebrating a victory with more than 8 million enrollees in its first year.

Narrow networks are part of the economic trade-off for keeping premiums under control and preventing insurers from turning away those with pre-existing conditions.

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