CHICAGO — As a key enrollment deadline hits Monday, many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what seems like a logical choice: They’re picking the cheapest one.
Increasingly, specialists in health insurance are becoming concerned that many of these first-time buyers will be in for a surprise when they get medical care next year and discover that, because of high deductibles, they will be on the hook for most of the initial cost.
For most Americans, Monday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance policies that take effect Jan. 1. The prospect of sticker shock after the start of the year is seen as a looming problem for the federal health care system. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.