New York – Lawmakers are grilling exchange officials in New York too, where 156,902 people had signed up for private coverage by the end of December, WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports: “Several members of the Senate Health Committee relayed complaints from their constituents on everything from lack of Spanish translation to unclear listings of eligible doctors and hospitals.” The panel heard from an opthalmologist who had been dropped from the Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield network as a provider. “At the same time,” Mogul writes, “she also held an Empire plan for herself and her husband and her employees, and she discovered their physicians were no longer in-network, either.”
“Every single one of us were losing our doctors – 100% of our doctors,” Dr. Patricia McLaughlin told the committee.
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Thu, Jan 16 2014