The New Health Care Market: Consumers Spend More & Consumers Want More The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that out-of-pocket health care costs for individuals with employer-sponsored health care insurance increased by 30% between 2001 and 2006, due to rising deductibles, copayments, and other cost-sharing mechanisms. Health care discussions tend to be dominated by topics like Medicaid expansion, ACOs, and performance-based contracting; but there is one fundamental change that gets limited attention – the rising proportion of . . .
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