Tag: out-of-pocket costs

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has reduced families’ medical costs significantly. The ACA’s main goal was to provide coverage for the first time to workers who lack employer health insurance. But the expansion of free or subsidized health care to millions of parents with low and modest incomes has improved their financial stability and freed…

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Abstract Older Americans, although covered by Medicare, bear a large economic burden of medical expenses in the form of premiums for Medicare and supplemental plans, as well as the cost of uncovered or under-covered medical services.  This study compares the patterns of this economic burden in 2010 with the baseline year of 2005.  The period…