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Anthem to boost deductibles on some individual plans
Los Angeles Times

If you bought a Quarter Pounder at McDonald’s, you’d expect it to contain at least four ounces of meat. If you bought a 32-ounce Big Gulp at 7-Eleven, you’d expect it to be, well, a big gulp of beverage.

So if you bought a health insurance policy with a deductible so attractive it’s part of the plan’s name — such as Anthem Blue Cross’ Individual PPO 500 plan — you’d expect that $500 deductible to be basically set in stone.