Docs worry about hike in high-deductible health plans

11/9/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The number of Americans choosing health plans with deductibles of at least $1,000 has almost tripled over the past four years to about 20 million. Physicians worry the extra out-of-pocket costs that come with the less expensive coverage may cause people to delay or skip routine care and needed screenings, such as colonoscopies.

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