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What can be done about Covered California’s doctor gap?
Los Angeles Times

The insurance reforms in the 2010 federal healthcare law went into full effect this year, dramatically reducing the number of Californians who don’t have health coverage. At the same time, however, some low- and moderate-income residents have struggled to find doctors who’ll take their insurance. Their complaints are forcing state officials to investigate the accuracy and adequacy of insurers’ networks of medical providers. Though the attention is welcome and overdue, what’s really needed is a better approach to consumer protection.