Choice of Doctors
How does the law protect choice of doctors?
There are three important changes:
- Insurance companies cannot assign a person a primary care doctor. The person can choose who they want within the network of providers (if that is part of the plan).
- Parents can choose any participating pediatrician to be their child’s primary care doctor.
- Plans are prohibited from requiring a referral for obstetrical or gynecological care.
Do the choice of doctor changes apply to all plans?
No, grandfathered plans do not have to include these protections.