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Low-cost health plans often mean high-cost treatment
California Watch

Three million Californians in 2007 were enrolled in high-deductible health plans of $1,000 or more, which can cause policyholders to delay care, according to a report released yesterday by UCLA researchers. The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research examined the health plan enrollment of the state’s nearly 32 million insured residents, looking at what types of insurance they had and how they utilized those plans. The findings are based on the most recently available data in the California Health Interview Survey.