Health care spending growth has plummeted to the lowest levels ever recorded. But many Americans insist that they are paying more and more.
It is jarring, but both of those things are true, as a report from the Health Care Cost Institute helps to show. Out-of-pocket spending on things like deductibles and co-payments has shot up faster than overall spending of late. That means that even while hospitals and insurers have wrung billions of dollars out of the system, many individuals are feeling a heavier and heavier burden.
– The New York Times