Last week, the health insurance exchanges opened to strong consumer interest, not to mention some frustrating technical glitches, and saw millions of consumers checking out the new online marketplaces.
But what about providers? Have hospitals and practices welcomed exchanges with open arms? It looks like they're throwing rotten tomatoes at the exchanges instead, giving negative feedback and even filing lawsuits. For example, Seattle Children's Hospital has sued Washington state's Office of the Insurance Commissioner for being cut out of the new exchange.