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Anthem, Blue Shield under scrutiny over narrow Obamacare networks
San Francisco Business Times

State officials are checking to see if Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California violated state law by creating overly narrow, hard-to-use Obamacare networks on the Covered California exchange and elsewhere in the individual health insurance marketplace. The Department of Managed Health Care has started “non-routine surveys” of provider networks that Anthem and Blue Shield offer to the individual market, Shelley Rouillard, the agency’s director, said in a Friday afternoon statement to the Business Times, “due to (a) pattern of consumer complaints regarding provider access issues at each of the plans.”