September 9, 2017

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24.8 Million Americans Are Enrolled in High-Deductible Insurance Plans (Ali Meyer, September 9, 2017, Daily Beacon)

There are 24.8 million Americans who are enrolled in a high-deductible health care plan through their employer, according to data from researchers at the University of Minnesota.

According to the IRS, a high-deductible health plan is one that has a minimum deductible of $1,300 for an individual and $2,600 for a family. [...]

"High-deductible health plans are increasingly becoming the norm in commercial insurance, and there is every reason to expect this trend to continue," said Katherine Hempstead, senior advisor at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "Deductibles rose considerably faster than premiums, and the share of health care spending made directly by consumers will continue to grow."

Now to get that to 300 million Americans...

Posted by at September 9, 2017 6:30 AM

  

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