Deductibles Have Doubled in the Last 10 Years!

According to Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker – a partnership of Peterson Center on Healthcare and Kaiser Family Foundation- when they analyzed a sample of health benefit claims from Truven MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters Database, in 2014, deductibles accounted for 47 percent of the cost sharing payments increasing almost 50 percent from 24 percent in 2004.

The Health System Tracker used a sample of between 785,000 and 15.3 million enrollees per year to analyze the changes in cost sharing payments i.e. deductibles, copayments and coinsurance from 2004 to 2014. Read article here……

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