May 5, 2014

Analysis: Deductibles Should Be Considered In ACA Marketplace Shopping.

The Congressional Quarterly (5/2, Reichard, Subscription Publication) reported that an analysis of silver plans by Breakaway Policy Strategies in a partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has found that “some enrollees may shell out potentially thousands of dollars for prescription drugs and other medical costs before their new coverage kicks in,” due to high deductibles. The piece notes that “the analysis reinforced that deductibles and other forms of cost sharing are important features to consider in shopping for coverage — not just premiums.”
Original Posting from Bulletin Healthcare.