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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s nudge toward narrow health care provider networks caused a minor uproar among both providers and consumers. The providers — mostly hospitals — who got left out of the networks were, understandably upset. But with consumers, the concern was focused on whether a narrow network would offer the same quality of services one received from broader networks.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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