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Health insurers offer patients the option of paying extra for higher-priced care
Washington Post

When consumers and employers pick health plans, some increasingly are being offered a trade-off these days: They can get a hefty break on their premiums if they agree to pay more out-of-pocket when they use certain high-cost providers in their network or if they cut those providers out of their network altogether. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts this year introduced a “Hospital Choice Cost-Share” option.