Under one roof: Narrow networks, and provider-owned insurers

Summary: Very, very narrow networks are rising in popularity. These often seem to be formed by an incumbent insurance company (think Aetna or UnitedHealthcare) with a local health care system. This is an interesting phenomenon, especially given the statements by UnitedHealthcare that it’s not making enough money on the health insurance plans under the Affordable […]

Narrow networks: Is your doctor really taking that insurance plan you bought?

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

  SUMMARY: The networks of doctors on New York State health insurance plans are changing by the second. Doctors are learning now,  just days before the deadline to sign up for Affordable Care Act insurance, that they are not in the networks they thought they were in. Patients who thought they’d bought a plan including […]