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Network squeeze: Controversies continue over narrow health plans

Network squeeze: Controversies continue over narrow health plans

Narrow-network health plans have grown in popularity, particularly on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges, because their cheaper premiums appeal to price-sensitive consumers, but there is significant consumer and provider dissatisfaction with how many of these plans are organized.

Demand grows for care coordinators in primary care

By Melanie Evans  |  March 28, 2015
Demand grows for care coordinators in primary care

A growing number of health systems, accountable care organizations and medical home-style practices are deploying care coordinators—which some call navigators. That is changing how patients get care and it's changing the jobs of doctors, nurses and other front-line providers.



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GOP hopes budget will lead to replacing ACA

With their overnight vote before adjourning Friday morning, Senate Republicans joined their House counterparts in passing budget blueprints that set the stage for a fierce debate with the White House over the shape of the nation's healthcare system and appropriate levels of taxing and spending.

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