Friday, August 11, 2017

Modern Healthcare: Hospital volumes laid low by high-deductible health plans

The results of hallow insurance via Modern Healthcare.
The ascendency of high-deductible insurance plans is making it just that much more difficult for hospitals to hold the margins they've come to enjoy, he said. In 2016, for the first time, more than half of all workers (51%) with single coverage faced a deductible of at least $1,000, according to a study released last September by the Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Educational Trust. The study showed that 29% of workers were in high-deductible plans compared with 20% two years earlier.

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