The rising cost of health care has been an important issue in the daily lives of Americans and the people who represent Americans in government. Higher premiums, co-pays, deductibles and hidden costs like drug prices, hospital consolidation, and lobbying from the medical industry have caused an increased number of families to have trouble paying medical debt. Legislative efforts to help mitigate these costs have come in the form of raised limits on Health Savings Accounts (HSA) contributions, and expanded access to short-term insurance plans.
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Why Health Care is More Expensive—Contributing Factors (USAToday.com, Aug. 12, 2018)
12 Charts Explaining Health Care Hidden Costs (Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2018)
How Americans Pay (or don’t pay) Medical Bills (Kaiser Family Foundation, June 2018)
Priced Out of Insurance, Americans Rig Their Own Safety Nets (Bloomberg, Aug. 22, 2018)
Health Savings Accounts—Now Saving You More (Forbes.com, July 30, 2018)
How Expanded Access to Short-Term Insurance Could Help (ModernHealthcare.com, Aug. 1, 2018)