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Assembly Health Committee approves requiring health insurers to maintain access to local physicians
Lake County News

The State Assembly’s Health Committee has approved a bill by First District Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-North Coast) that would require health plans to maintain sufficient provider networks to ensure their customers have access to physicians.

“When insurance companies charge premiums and then fail to provide the health care, it is plain and simple fraud and should be prohibited,” Chesbro said. “This bill is about putting a stop to the abuses of health insurance companies who shrink provider networks after enrolling members in their plans.

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