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Pressure mounts for Covered California health plans to add doctors
Sacramento Business Journal

Rates are one big issue for consumers who shop through Covered California. The other is whether there are enough doctors to treat everybody who signed up.

Last week, Covered California announced a lower-than-expected proposed average rate increases of 4.2 percent for 2015 — a move heralded by insurance brokers, consumer advocates and others. Rates will be reviewed by state regulators before they become final, but speculation has turned to the other issue: what about provider networks?

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