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Health insurers may face tougher rules on Obamacare doctor lists
Health insurers may face tougher rules on Obamacare doctor lists

In response to complaints about Obamacare doctor networks, a California lawmaker and three consumer groups are seeking legislation that would require health plans to improve provider directories. State Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) said Friday he introduced legislation that would force health plans to update their provider lists weekly and make them more widely available online to insurance shoppers. The proposal, SB 137, would require insurers to post online whether doctors are accepting new patients as well as details on what languages are spoken. The proposed legislation also calls on state regulators to craft a standard format for directories to make the information simpler...

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