Do You Speak Health Insurance? It’s Not Easy.

(By –  Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio, via Kaiser health News)

Solicit opinions about health insurance and you’re almost guaranteed to find consensus: It’s mystifying and irritating.

“It just seems like a lot of the buzzwords are intended to just complicate the whole thing and make it more expensive,” said David Turgeon, 46.

Health-plan enrollment season rolls on, and people shopping on healthcare.gov and the other marketplaces have until Jan. 31 to pick a plan.

But even people trying to pick from their employers’ options can find the process complicated and difficult to understand. The jargon can be overwhelming, and it can lead people to make to costly mistakes or avoid care all together. Read more…

 

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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