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People With Individual Health Coverage Have Highest Cancer Costs

Reuters: Cancer Costs Highest For Individually Insured
One of every seven cancer patients spends more than 20 percent of his income on health care and insurance, according to a new study from federal researchers. Among these patients, those who buy private insurance on their own - instead of through an employer - pay the most out-of-pocket for their health care, compared to patients who have other forms of insurance or none at all (Grens, 5/31). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.