Health Insurance From the Dollar Menu

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Even charging a dollar premium for healthcare benefits can discourage some low-income individuals from getting coverage, but price isn’t the only factor involved, according to a study in Health Affairs.

The administrative burden—filling out the forms on time, for instance—involved in paying even a small monthly premium might discourage some from getting coverage, especially if they didn’t have to pay before. Researchers from Harvard University drew this conclusion after examining 2016 and 2017 data on the Health Connector, the Affordable Care Act marketplace in Massachusetts.

 

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