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Out-of-pocket costs mixed under new health law
Modern Healthcare

Are requirements of the nation’s new healthcare law driving up out-of-pocket costs for people buying their own insurance?

In some cases, yes. But the law also eliminated some of the largest deductibles, or the amount a consumer pays for actual medical care before an insurance company begins paying.

The Affordable Care Act’s cap on out-of-pocket costs — $6,350 for an individual and $12,700 for a family — did away with some whopping deductibles in plans previously offered to people without employer-provided coverage.

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