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Worry Less Spend Less: Out-of-Pocket Spending Caps Protect Families in Washington

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Publication Date: March 2011

Publisher(s): Families USA

Author(s): Kathleen Stoll; Kim Bailey; Elisabeth Rodman


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Topic: Health (Health care financing)

Keywords: health reform; health insurance; out-of-pocket cost

Type: Report

Coverage: Washington


The report examines how the Affordable Care Act will protect insured people from high medical costs through new caps on out-of-pocket spending. It provides estimates of how many Americans will have spending that exceeds these caps and by how much, and it looks at how many of those people work for small businesses.