High-deductible plans cause some to avoid care

Article

Lower-income families with high-deductible health plans are more likely to delay or forego care due to cost than higher-income families who have similar coverage, according to new research.

Lower-income families with high-deductible health plans are more likely to delay or forego care due to cost than higher-income families who have similar coverage, according to researchers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Overall, lower-income families were more likely to report that they had delayed or foregone care because of the cost, including care for an adult, care for a child, and operations or procedures.

Regardless of income, most participants reported that they would talk with their clinicians about delaying or making different plans in three hypothetical situations: a $100 blood test during a check-up, a $1,000 colonoscopy, and a $2,000 magnetic resonance imaging scan for back pain.

Related Videos
Robert E. Oshel, PhD
Gary Price, MD, MBA
Victor J. Dzau, MD, gives expert advice
Ron Holder, MHA, gives expert advice
remote patient monitoring
referral
no shows
effective meetings
phone
© 2023 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.