This is a FAQ entry. See the main FAQ index for others.
Increasing cost sharing (deductibles and copayments) has various effects, as documented in the following posts. More under the cost sharing tag.
- Cost sharing has decreased as a proportion of health spending, but increased in absolute terms [charts]
- Increasing cost sharing in Medicare reduces utilization but worsens outcomes [charts]
- The consequences of cost sharing found in the RAND Health Insurance Experiment [charts]
- A round up of literature on what we know about cost sharing
- We have a lot of “skin in the game” in the US [charts]
- High deductible health plans are harmful to those with chronic illness [charts]
- Cost of care matters, particularly for drugs [charts]