PAPER OF THE WEEK: Middle-Income Consumers Hit Hardest by Out-of-Pocket Costs

May 3, 2020

A 2017 paper that examined the links between insurance type and delays in care brought some interesting results.

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A 2017 paper that examined the links between insurance type and delays in care brought some interesting results.

Looking at a large sample from Massachusetts, the first state to mandate health insurance, the authors found that delays in care were more common among middle income consumers with private insurers, due to out of pocket costs, compared with those on Medicaid.

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