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Providers and advocates express concerns about narrow networks, but what do patients say?

As the use of narrow provider networks expands, political attacks and provider push-back has also started to grow. While the current emergence of narrow networks has not incited widespread consumer backlash, these network models have started to become a political hot button. Some providers have expressed concerns about narrow networks hurting physicians who won’t accept […]
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Today’s narrow networks: Repeat of history, or new and improved?

Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and the narrow provider networks they used spurred plenty of controversy in the 1980s and 1990s. But in a time of continuously rising health care costs, narrow provider networks are making a comeback. Will they last? Recent numbers suggest they might, due to their popularity with both employers and those who […]
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