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Medical Myth: All Health Insurance Plans Created Equal

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Studies show your choice of health insurance coverage plays a major role in determining whether you'll experience a stroke, die of a heart attack or suffer another serious health condition. Of course, it's not the insurance plan itself that cures or kills you. But your health insurer decides which physicians to offer through their network. And studies show some doctors and medical groups pay more attention to preventive medicine, disease management and the coordination of care delivery. The independent National Committee for Quality Assurance ranks hundreds of private health plans from the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set. This report includes information on quality of care, access to care and overall patient experience. What you'll find on the NCQA website is significant variation in performance among different plans within a certain state or region. You may be surprised where your health care plan ranks. http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertpearl/2014/06/26/medical-myth-all-health-insurance-plans-created-equal/ http://www.wochit.com