Never had a need or cause to go out of the network. Multiple clinic's to choose from, specialists in every field and 2 hospitals, now 3 to use. And FYI, my wife is in the health care business, 34 years as a RN ,CRRN, patient advocate and hospital/insurance facilitator. So she see's all sides.
The network has all areas of health care covered, soup to nuts. We can choose our primary. Change if we choose to. low co-pay for meds. Annual wellness screenings. And all in all everything we or anyone would need. This same network is working with the state ACA and is the #3 provider. Still a huge player in providing HC for business.
NOT SAYING it will be or is the same nationwide, but there were crummy providers in the country before the ACA and will continue to be. Just as there are and will continue to be quality ones like we use. Fact is NO ONE will know for sure the results for at least a year and maybe longer.
Menmon,, glad for your new health care situation.