Study: High-deductible health insurance most likely to hurt rural hospitals, patient pocketbooks

DENVER — A new analysis shows high-deductible health plans can cause severe financial trouble for low-income Coloradans and hospitals serving rural sections of the state.

The Colorado Sun and Kaiser Health News reports the high cost before a policy begins covering medical bills leads patients to go into medical debt and increases the amount of debt small hospitals have to eventually write off.

DENVER — A new analysis shows high-deductible health plans can cause severe financial trouble for low-income Coloradans and hospitals serving rural sections of the state.

The Colorado Sun and Kaiser Health News reports the high cost before a policy begins covering medical bills leads patients to go into medical debt and increases the amount of debt small hospitals have to eventually write off.