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Anthem releases NH health plan examples

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Two weeks before enrollment opens, the only company selling health insurance plans through the new Affordable Care Act markets in New Hampshire has released broad examples aimed at giving consumers a sense of what their premiums might be.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire released the examples late in the day after saying last week it would give specifics of its 11 plans by Tuesday.

Anthem has been criticized for creating a smaller provider network for its individual plans but company officials say that was the only way to keep premiums affordable. The new network includes 16 of the state's 26 acute-care hospitals.

Company officials are scheduled to discuss the network with state senators on Wednesday.