Kaiser Health News: Would You Like Some Insurance With Your Insurance?
Side Effects Public Media's Bram Sable-Smith, in partnership with KHN and NPR, reports: "For the first time in her life, 26-year-old freelance designer Susannah Lohr had to shop for health insurance this year. She called up a major insurer in the St. Louis area where she lives, and it offered her a plan with a hefty $6,000 deductible — that’s the amount she would have to cover herself before the insurance kicks in. When she balked, the salesman on the phone suggested that she could buy a “gap plan,” a separate policy for $50 a month to cover her deductible." (Sable-Smith, 9/21)