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Sep
14

Washington Post: How companies are quietly changing your health plan to make you pay more

 By: Carolyn Johnson While politicians have been embroiled in a fiery debate over President Obama's signature health-care law, a quiet but profound shift is fundamentally reshaping how health insurance works for the roughly 155 million Americans who receive coverage through their employers. A national survey of employer health benefits released Wednesday shows how much deductibles — the healt...
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Sep
13

CNBC: High-deductible plans tied to lower health use, higher out-of-pocket spending

By: Dan Mangan Your less expensive health insurance plan could cost you — even if you use less health care. People in so-called consumer-driven health plans tend to use fewer medical services than people with other types of coverage, a new study finds. But they also tend to spend substantially more out of their own pocket at the same time, both in dollar terms and as a share of their overall healt...
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Jun
20

Kaiser Health News: As Childhood Diabetes Rates Rise, So Do Costs — And Families Feel the Pinch

 By: Carmen Heredia Rodriguez  Childhood diabetes rates are on the rise, and a report released Monday pointed to the impact that the cost of their care could have on families — even those who have employer-sponsored health insurance. The study , conducted by the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), found that children as old as 18 with diabetes who were insured through an employer-sponsore...
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Jun
20

Star Tribune: The dollars pile up with diabetes

By: Christopher Snowbeck  Per capita spending on patients with diabetes hit $16,021 in 2014, which was an increase of about 6 percent or $897 from the previous year, according to a report released Monday. The average person in an employer plan during 2014, meanwhile, wracked up $4,396 in medical spending, which was up 3 percent compared with the previous year. The numbers come from the Health...
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May
16

U.S. News & World Report: Cost for Kids' Medical Care Increasing

By: Kimberly Leonard U.S. CHILDREN COVERED by their parents' employer insurance have made fewer visits to medical facilities and used less medical care in recent years, but spending on their care has gone up, according to a report released Monday. The report , from the Health Care Cost Institute, shows that from 2010 to 2014 spending per child age 18 and younger increased by an average of 5.1 perc...
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