Administration Weighs Extending a Change to Health Law

The Obama administration said Friday that it is considering ways to extend into 2015 efforts to prevent consumers whose health coverage changes from suddenly losing access to particular doctors.

The Obama administration said Friday that it is considering ways to extend into 2015 efforts to prevent consumers whose health coverage changes from suddenly losing access to particular doctors.

President Barack Obama was told by a Kentucky woman in a Google Hangout on Friday afternoon that she was worried her 10-year-old son would not be able to continue to see his specialist if her new insurance plan does not include the physician in its network, and that she had been getting “wrong” and “conflicting” answers over several hours in phone conversations trying to resolve the issue.

Mr. Obama replied: “If you have a particular specialist and you haven’t found that specialist in the network of the exchange that’s offered in Kentucky, then we are looking at rules to make sure that somebody who’s actively being treated, for example, can remain with their specialist for the duration of their treatment.”

Read the full story here: http://on.wsj.com/1kEyKQV

Source: The Wall Street Journal