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  •  If you don't have access to most doctors and (3+ / 0-)
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    ericlewis0, Mr Robert, sooner2703

    hospitals, as the article states will be the case for some of the new plans, that definitely sounds like a "junk" plan to me.

    Of course there might be some legal definition of "junk plan" that I am not aware of that you are using - but I'm just using the word in an everyday, commonsense way.

    •  Last night I went to a Town Hall in Indiana (14+ / 0-)

      that discussed this in some detail.

      No more junk policies. Every plan must conform to what's called an "Essential Health Care Benefits" that include a huge list of no-cost/no-copay wellness and screening benefits.

      However, the way it works is that there will be small geographic enclaves (counties in Indiana) with in-network providers for routine care.

      The Obama administration is trying to create a "Centers of Excellence" program that will allow people with basic policies to stay in-network if they go out of their geographic area to get care from specialists.

      Details are still being worked out, so activism is encouraged!

      "Let us not look back to the past with anger, nor towards the future with fear, but look around with awareness." James Thurber

      by annan on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 08:05:45 AM PDT

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