In the U.S., patients often appropriately worry about receiving bills for unexpectedly large amounts following routine healthcare services.
As Dr. Aaron Carroll explains in New York Times, cost-sharing is not only potentially dangerous in this current situation with coronavirus, but it also exposes the underlying problems with this mechanism for everyday Americans making everyday medical decisions with their physicians and healthcare providers.
Americans should be able to trust that when we need it the most, our healthcare will be accessible and affordable. Nobody should be forced to choose between their life and their life-savings.
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