"The problem with deductibles was that few people really can control whether or when they will be struck by an illness that requires expensive treatment."
The Big Problem With High Health Care Deductibles
When Bernie Sanders released his long-awaited health care plan last month, it was light on the details.
Deductibles and other forms of cost-sharing have been increasing in the U.S. since the late 1990s.
The problem with high deductibles is that few people can control whether or when they will be struck by an illness that requires expensive treatment. One major promise was included under his Medicare-for-All proposal - no American would ever have to pay a deductible or co-payment to receive health care again.
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