Kaiser Health News staff writer Jay Hancock, working in collaboration with The Washington Post, reports: "As out-of-pocket medical costs grow for many Americans, the insurance industry is offering a way to help and, at the same time, expand its business: by selling supplemental policies that may fill the gaps for consumers. Insurers are increasingly marketing these limited policies that pay cash after a hospital stay or specific disease diagnosis, such as cancer" (Hancock, 2/6). Read the story.
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