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How does cost affect access to care?

How does cost affect access to care?

The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated social distancing to mitigate community spread of the coronavirus. Social distancing recommendations have increased the number of people that report delaying or missing health care visits in 2020, including for preventive services. We do not …

Deductible Relief Day: How rising deductibles are affecting people with employer coverage

Deductible Relief Day: How rising deductibles are affecting people with employer coverage

As deductibles have risen and become more common over the past decade, many people with employer-sponsored coverage have faced rising out-of-pocket costs. Out-of-pocket spending is increasingly likely to be in the form of a deductible, which often means enrollees pay …

How affordability of health care varies by income among people with employer coverage

How affordability of health care varies by income among people with employer coverage

The affordability of health insurance and health care continue to be key public concerns.  While recent policy discussions have largely focused on the adequacy of financial assistance for those covered in ACA marketplaces and the nongroup market, millions of people …