Insurance commissioners across the country are pushing for newrules to force insurers to give their members more options, aresponse to increasing pressure from consumers unsatisfied with thenumber of providers offered by plans sold on PPACA insurancemarketplaces.

The use of narrow networks varies across the country. Onestudy this summer found that 83percent of plans offered in Georgia included narrow networks, whilein other states, they were nonexistent.

The narrowness of such networks varies dramatically, as well.For instance, a recent study from Harvard found that 15 percent ofplans offered on the federal insurance marketplace did not includeany doctors for at least one critical specialty, such aspsychiatry or arthritis treatment.

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