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BCBS of Texas Drops Preferred Provider Organization Plans

By  | February 26, 2016

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas replaced their Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans in the Affordable Care Act's federal exchange and the private individual market with Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plans.

Starting in 2016, only those with group coverage have been able to purchase PPO plans from the insurance company. With the switch, 367,000 people were required to change their coverage.

The Houston Chronicle posted an article titled “Insurer cutbacks squeeze patients out of high-end care” about the situation on December 5, 2015.

Deam, J. (2015, December 5). Insurer cutbacks squeeze patients out of high-end care. Retrieved January 7, 2016, from

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