High-deductible health plans are more prevalent in rural areas than in urban centers and can cause financial hardships for patients, who struggle with out-of-pocket costs, as well as collection problems for small hospitals. A survey found people with HDHPs were less satisfied about their costs for prescription drugs and other health care services than people in traditional plans.
High deductibles risky for rural hospitals, patients
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