“Employees who worry about keeping their jobs or unemployed workers desperately seeking jobs are more likely to accept limits on their health insurance, along with higher levels of cost sharing, including reference pricing.”
So how much of the economic recovery we are plodding along is a result of people accepting less-than-ideal circumstances? This is where I struggle with deregulation – the whole point of government in my mind is to protect its citizens from less-than-optimal situations through thoughtful saving in more-than-optimal times.
Unfortunately, it’s only a statistic until it happens to you or someone close to you.
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