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State ranks quality of health insurance
Orange County Register

California’s largest health plans generally do a good job meeting national standards for quality care, but consumers still struggle to get prompt treatment and find out their share of costs. For the 10th year, the state Office of the Patient Advocate released a health care quality report card to help consumers evaluate insurers. The ratings compared six PPOs and nine HMOs to national performance standards in areas such as asthma, cancer screenings, maternity and mental health. In both categories, only Kaiser Permanente received a rating of excellent.

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