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Health Affairs recently conducted a study on the participation of narrow-networks in the ACA marketplace, that were involved in mental health care. For the study, researchers examined data on 531 unique provider networks in the ACA marketplaces in 2016. Narrow network plans included just 24% of all primary care providers and only 11% of all mental health providers practicing in state marketplaces. Overall, only 43% of psychiatrists and just 19% of non-physician mental health care providers participated in ACA narrow-network plans, the study found.

Excerpted from: Reuters, September, 2017

 
What's News
  Deadline Looms For Insurers On Connecticut's Affordable Care Act Exchange
Hartford Courant, September 13, 2017
 
 
  Anthem Still Considering Presence in Some Obamacare Markets: CEO
The New York Times, September 12, 2017
  
 
  Blue Cross leaving Illinois Obamacare exchange for small businesses
Chicago Sun Times, September 12, 2017
  
 
  Optima Health pulls out of some Virginia insurance marketplaces
Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 6, 2017
 
 
  A GOP Senate leader calls for bipartisan compromise on ACA marketplaces
The Washington Post, September 6, 2017
 
 
  Studies Shed New Light on ACA Exchange Plans' Provider Networks
Fierce Healthcare, September 5, 2017
  
 
  Anthem stops offering health insurance exchange plans in Boone County
Columbia Tribune, September 1, 2017
 
 
  Feds cut ACA outreach funding, leaving Tennessee's fate up in the air
Tennessean, September 1, 2017
 
 
  CMS slashes ACA marketplace education and outreach funds
Modern Healthcare, August 31, 2017
 
 
  CT State health exchange joins others in asking for stabilization
CTPost, August 30, 2017
 
 
  Obamacare premium costs in Maryland set to jump as state approves rates
The Baltimore Sun, August 29, 2017
  
 
 
Blogs
Employer Health Care Costs are Rising, and We Need Congress to Help
The Hill, September 9, 2017
 
  CMS Cuts ACA Advertising By 90% Amid Other Cuts To Enrollment Outreach
Health Affairs Blog, August 31, 2017
  
 
 
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