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Covered California clients have trouble finding doctors
San Francisco Chronicle

Think signing up for health insurance through Covered California is hard? Some consumers say the real battle starts when it comes to finding a doctor or hospital that will take a plan purchased through the state-run health exchange.

Sue Kearney of Oakland thought she did her homework. She found the policy she thought was right for her – one from Anthem Blue Cross – and checked the plan’s directory of doctors and hospitals to make sure she could get the specialist she wanted. Assured of that, she signed up for the plan in October.