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Insurers meet squeeze with ’skinny networks’
Orange County Register

Squeezed between Obamacare’s twin goals of containing health care costs and upgrading medical benefits, insurance companies are squeezing back. Welcome to the “skinny” medical provider network. The insurers say they are pressured to keep premiums in check but have been left with fewer tools to do it. Health plans that applied to sell their wares in Covered California, the state-run insurance exchange, competed largely on price.

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