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High deductibles clash with care coordination and primary care
Modern Healthcare

High deductibles add to household financial stress and dissuade some patients from getting needed medical care. That is worrisome and could also block attempts to reform U.S. healthcare, health policy experts warn in the latest New England Journal of Medicine.High deductibles—an increasingly common feature of private health plans—require patients to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to see doctors, fill prescriptions or get diagnostic tests before insurance will begin to pick up the bill.

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