Peo­ple who pur­chased in­sur­ance through the Af­ford­able Care Act’s mar­ket­places had one-third fewer choices in healthcare providers than those cov­ered by em­ployer plans, ac­cord­ing to an anal­y­sis re­leased last week.

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Con­sult­ing re­search firm Avalere Health found that plans of­fered through the ACA’s ex­changes of­fered an av­er­age of 34% fewer in­net­work providers, com­pared to the choices pro­vided by the av­er­age em­ployer-based or in­di­vid­ual nonex­change com­mer­cial plan. The study found ex­change net­works of­fered 32% fewer pri­mary-care and be­hav­ioral-health providers, 42% fewer on­col­ogy and car­di­ol­ogy physi­cians, and nearly a quar­ter fewer choices of hos­pi­tals.

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