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The Health Care Cost-Sharing Tipping Point

I meet lots of people who have much to say about the cost of health care.

This week I witnessed two very different perspectives.

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Yesterday I met with a pleasant man about my same age.  One of our tasks was to choose a new medication for him to try.

I presented three good options, calling attention to the pros and cons of each, mentioning that one drug was far and away the most expensive.

His quick response?

 “I don’t care how much it costs.

That’s the insurance company’s problem.”

Okay.  I wasn’t expecting that.

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