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Jimmy S., CA

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who have high-deductible health insurance plans may be more likely to avoid essential care due to costs compared to those who have low- or no-deductible plans. As a advocate for COPD I am concern that many patients will up and give up and die because they had to choose eating or buying medicine. “High-deductible plans may have harmful consequences in patients with COPD, including greater financial stress, reduced healthcare access, and worse outcomes."

First Published: February 26, 2021

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