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Study: High-deductible employer plans contribute to financial burden for low-income patients

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Nearly half of low-income adults with chronic health conditions and a high-deductible, employer-sponsored insurance plan are facing crushing financial burdens from the cost of health care, according to a new study from researchers at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Published in JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday, researchers examined 2011-2015 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component data on adults 19 to 64 years of age enrolled in employer-sponsored insurance plans.

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