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Debating Covered CA’s proposal to drop underperforming hospitals from network

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Covered CA is threatening to drop low performing hospitals from its network. Adam Berry/Getty Images

(NPR) California's insurance exchange is threatening to cut hospitals from its networks for poor performance or high costs, a novel proposal that is drawing heavy fire from medical providers and insurers.

The goal is to boost the overall quality of patient care and make coverage more affordable, said Peter Lee, executive director of the Covered California exchange.

Read full story here.

Guests:

Gerald Kominski,  Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Yevgeniy Feyman, fellow and deputy director of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Medical Progress

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