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Friday, August 24, 2012, 11:51 am

Share your thoughts: Importance of new North Bay HMO insurer Western Health Advantage

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    How important to health care delivery and choice is the entrance into the North Bay of HMO health insurer Western Health Advantage?

    • Very important (60%, 9 votes)
    • Modestly important (27%, 4 votes)
    • Not important (7%, 1 votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 1 votes)

    Total voters: 15
    Polling period: August 22, 2012 @ 12:05 am – August 28, 2012 @ 11:59 pm

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    Sacramento-based HMO Western Health Advantage has filed for an expansion into Marin and Sonoma counties, where it hopes to partner with the Marin-Sonoma IPA and much of the region’s hospitals in offering a new health plan for employers and individuals.

    If approved, Western Health Advantage could represent the most significant commercial health plan to enter the region since the bankruptcy of Health Plan of the Redwoods in 2002, which created a void that was filled quickly by Kaiser Permanente.

    The plan calls for having 93 primary care physicians across Marin and Sonoma counties, and the nearly 600-member Marin-Sonoma IPA would be the sole provider of both primary care and specialty physicians. [read more]

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    1. October 4, 2012, 3:02 am

      by freddrake16

      HMO’s, also known as health maintenance organizations are one of the most commonly used forms of health insurance in America.
      i would like to know more about this “HMO”

    2. October 4, 2012, 11:26 am

      by Dan Verel, Business Journal Staff Reporter

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