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Makeover Coming for HealthCare.gov

Posted by New Leaders Council 4 Admin on October 13, 2015 at 3:12 PM

Originally published on October 12 in The New York Times by Robert Pear.

WASHINGTON — Acknowledging at least tacitly the difficulties of some health care consumers, the Obama administration plans major changes to HealthCare.gov this year to make it easier for shoppers to find health insurance plans that include their doctors and to predict their health care costs for the coming year.

With substantial premium increases coming in some states in 2016, administration officials are expecting that many consumers already in the Affordable Care Act’s networks will have to switch health plans and find new doctors as they scramble for cheaper alternatives. And millions more Americans could be receiving health insurance through health care marketplaces for the first time.

But insurers in many counties are offering such a dizzying array of health insurance plans with so many subtle differences that consumers have struggled to determine which plan is best for them.

Read the full story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/13/us/healthcaregov-to-get-major-changes-to-ease-shopping-for-coverage.html?_r=0