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Emergency Health Insurance Regulation Issued
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The California Department of Insurance issued an emergency regulation Monday intended to assure improved healthcare access to Californians. Commissioner Dave Jones says the regulation will require insurance companies to provide adequate numbers of doctors, clinics and hospitals to patients within specific service areas. “We’ve received complaints from consumers across the state about long waiting times, about inaccurate directories of providers, about being charged out-of-network costs when there isn’t an in-network provider. The list goes on and on and on.”