Some Insured Patients Still Skipping Care Because Of High Costs

Renee Mitchell says even though she has health insurance she'll have trouble paying for the eye surgery she needs to save her vision.i

Renee Mitchell says even though she has health insurance she’ll have trouble paying for the eye surgery she needs to save her vision.

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Renee Mitchell says even though she has health insurance she'll have trouble paying for the eye surgery she needs to save her vision.

Renee Mitchell says even though she has health insurance she’ll have trouble paying for the eye surgery she needs to save her vision.

Jim Burress/WABE

A key goal of the Affordable Care Act is to help people get health insurance who may have not been able to pay for it before. But the most popular plans – those with low monthly premiums – also have high deductibles and copays. And that can leave medical care still out of reach for some.

Renee Mitchell of Stone Mountain, Georgia is one of

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/06/10/411982831/some-insured-patients-still-skipping-care-because-of-high-costs?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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