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3. Prevent Catastrophic Health care Spending
Mon Feb 10, 2014, 02:42 PM
Feb 2014

Right now everyone's focused on premiums, but I believe this focus will shift to other benefits (lower coinsurance, deductibles, no lifetime limits) as people begin to use their new policies.

A report from the RAND corp. focuses on the portion of the population that spend either 10% or 20% of their income on health care costs. For all income categories, the portion of the population spending boatloads of money will drop.

That is the true definition of affordable. New insurance premiums may not be dirt cheap, but we aren't leaving each other left behind with medical debt

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