With High Deductible Health Plans, It Pays To Shop Around For Care

Reporting for Kaiser Health News, in collaboration with The Philadelphia Inquirer, Michelle Andrews writes: "When Maria and Vadim Brodsky's then 7-year-old daughter needed an MRI two years ago to examine a tumor in her head, they took her to a hospital in their health plan’s network and were dismayed to receive a $4,500 bill. The couple had a $6,000 deductible on their family plan. And even though the bill was reduced to $3,000 — the price the provider and insurer had agreed to by contract — the Brodskys had to cover all of it" (Andrews, 5/20). Read the story.

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