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By Trudy Lieberman
Community Health News Service 

Thinking about Health: Big questions underlie debate about making health care accessible to all


Last updated 12/28/2019 at 7:11pm

In recent days, several tweets shared ominous news about the state of health insurance in the country. One woman tweeted she bought an Affordable Care Act policy for a $1,200 monthly premium and a $7,500 deductible. By May, she said, she could no longer afford that premium.

Another tweeted her 59-year-old friend would be paying $900 a month in premiums with an out-of-pocket maximum of $8,150. The friend has assets, but the insurance restricts where she can get care, a common policy feature.

A third tweet said he was disgusted with his job-based coverage, which he told the world was his fi...

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