Narrow Networks Are the New Hotness

Via email, Avalere Health sends me their latest estimate of the growth of narrow networks on Obamacare. These are networks like HMOs or EPOs (Exclusive Provider Organizations) that allow you to choose only a limited range of doctors and hospitals. Here’s the chart:

Note that this is only for the federal exchange, but there’s no reason to think that things are especially different on the state exchanges. Avalere also reports that deductibles have gone up for silver plans, but not for the other metal levels.


Mother Jones was founded as a nonprofit in 1976 because we knew corporations and the wealthy wouldn’t fund the type of hard-hitting journalism we set out to do.

Today, reader support makes up about two-thirds of our budget, allows us to dig deep on stories that matter, and lets us keep our reporting free for everyone. If you value what you get from Mother Jones, please join us with a tax-deductible donation so we can keep on doing the type of journalism that 2018 demands.

Donate Now