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Empowering consumers and improving access to out-of-pocket cost information

Allyson Funk
Allyson Funk June 16, 2016

Empowering consumers and improving access to out-of-pocket cost information.

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ABC-logo.pngA well-informed consumer is an engaged and empowered patient. One policy solution for delivering innovative treatments to patients is to engage and empower consumers by making more information about health care out-of-pocket costs available.

When choosing an insurance plan, out-of-pocket cost information is often confusing and hard to find, and two recent studies suggest more can be done to assist as consumers sort through their health insurance options. Our new video looks at how improving access to out-of-pocket cost information can help engage and empower consumers when making health care decisions.

 

Check out our other videos in the Coverage Classroom, as well as our glossary of key terms and other resources on AccessBetterCoverage.org.

Topics: Access, Health Insurance, Out-of-Pocket Costs, Access Better Coverage, Policy Solutions, Empower Consumers