Hidden costs for ‘fully covered’ care can slam patients’ wallets

October 9, 2014
by Ann Doss Helms
Kaiser Health News/Charlotte Observer

“I don’t understand why it is falling to consumers to do the enforcement and oversight,” said Jeffrey Levi of the Trust for America’s Health, a Washington based nonprofit that focuses on preventive health. “The fact that you have to ask and study regulations is creating just the sort of barrier this benefit is designed to eliminate.”

Levi says he believes those barriers are falling, but the complexity of the system makes it slow.

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