Popular high-deductible health plans can haunt Colorado parents

March 16, 2015

Colorado has more people enrolled in high-deductible health plans than most states, reports the Greeley Tribune. In fact, we're among the top 12 states for high-deductible enrollment. 

And when families enroll in those plans, it can create difficult decisions between caring for a sick child and high out-of-pocket costs. Doctor Amanda Harding told the paper about one set of parents facing that choice:

“[Their toddler son] needed oxygen. They were worried and clearly wanted to get him admitted. It was just about the cost.”

Read more at the Greeley Tribune, including whether these plans should be banned.