`Doc Shock' On Deck in Obamacare Wars

In those places where insurers are narrowing their networks, it’s likely to become a big issue -- not just a public-relations one, but legal.

Come January, when some number of Americans have bought insurance on the new health exchanges and are starting to use the services, you can expect another controversy to arise when many of them find out just how few doctors and hospitals they have access to. Call it "doc shock," though the biggest outcry will not come when people try to schedule an appointment with their physician, but when someone gets sick and they learn they cannot go to whatever top-notch hospital they want, only to the hospital that is included in their plan.

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