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Friday, April 27, 2007

On the blogs: high deductibles and hospitals

On WBUR's CommonHealth, Dr. David Himmelstein, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program, asks if high-deductible insurance coverage is worse than being uninsured for patients but better for hospitals seeking payment for services.

"Forcing modest-income families to buy insurance policies with huge deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance may help hospitals, but leave patients even worse off than when they were uninsured," he writes.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 11:17 AM
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