The Biden administration has devoted billions of taxpayer dollars to boosting enrollment on Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges — mostly by paying people to sign up, in the form of enhanced premium subsidies.
So it’s no surprise that the 2023 open enrollment period broke records, with 16 million Americans securing coverage through the exchanges.
But those 16 million people may be saddled with coverage that is effectively useless. That’s because most exchange plans confine people to narrow provider networks. Enrollees may have an insurance card — but may not be able to find a doctor or hospital who will take it.