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