Many health insurance plans to limit doctor, hospital choice, WSJ reports

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As details emerge about the coverage available through the new consumer marketplaces created by the federal health law, many of the plans (WLP, UNH) will include relatively few choices of doctors and hospitals. In some cases, plans will layer on other limits, such as requirements that patients get referrals to see specialists, or obtain insurer authorization before pricey procedures, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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