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Consumers With High-Deductible Health Plans Putting Off Care

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Jennifer Brown, pictured here with her children, and her husband Mike came to the difficult decision to delay certain medical treatments because of the price. (Courtesy)
Jennifer Brown, pictured here with her children, and her husband Mike came to the difficult decision to delay certain medical treatments because of the price. (Courtesy)

President Trump has promised a new health care plan will lower premiums and deductibles. But so far, bills proposed by both House and Senate Republicans include policies that encourage higher deductibles and raise out-of-pocket costs.

Meanwhile, the number of people with high-deductible health plans is growing. And research is mounting that patients with these plans are putting off medical treatment because of the cost. Pauline Bartolone (@pbartolone) from our partner Kaiser Health News has more.

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