High-Deductible Health Plans Pick Up Steam
Seventy percent of large companies participating in a recent survey said they'll offer high-deductible insurance by 2013 combined with accounts that let patients buy medical services with pre-tax dollars.
Kaiser Health News: The New Normal In Health Insurance: High Deductibles
Angela Wenger calls herself a self-reliant 'German Midwesterner' who hates to complain. But the Wisconsin mom was dismayed when husband Dan's employer switched to an insurance plan that increased the family's medical expenses tenfold" (Hancock, 6/3).
Minneapolis Star Tribune: More Minnesotans Driven To Choose High-Deductible Health Insurance
Jim Voigt has health insurance, but he can't afford to go to the doctor. … He's one of nearly half a million Minnesotans with high-deductible policies, which offer lower premiums but higher out-of-pocket expenses. According to a new survey, the state ranks second in the nation in the percentage of insured people carrying high deductible policies (Spencer, 6/2).