Report: Middle class will take severe hit as enrollment soars in high-cost insurance plans

November 2007
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Nov2007, Vol. 81 Issue 11, p61
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The article predicts that majority of the privately insured in the U.S. will be enrolled in some form of high-cost health plan by 2020, according to an analysis by management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. More consumers will assume greater responsibility for the cost of their health care, and many middle-class Americans will be forced to make tradeoffs between medical care and other critical financial needs. Booz Allen says the findings point to the urgent need for a radical restructuring of the U.S. health care system.


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