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How High Health Care Deductibles Are Affecting Rural Colorado

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7min 58sec

When people choose health insurance, frequently they’re most concerned about what it will cost them per month. But low monthly payments can mean a high deductible. So if someone ends up in the hospital, they might have to pay thousands of dollars before their insurance even kicks in. In rural America, the consequences of those plans are especially steep. Markian Hawryluk recently reported on what that looks like in Colorado for Kaiser Health News.