Breaking the Cycle of Financial Toxicity
OCTOBER 7, 2019
Hospital stays, outpatient visits, tests and medications can all add up, even when patients have health insurance. A distress common to Americans with serious or chronic diseases, financial toxicity can diminish treatment outcomes and impact physical and mental health. Deductibles in job-based health plans in the U.S. A study from the Commonwealth Fund found 24 million Americans with employer health plans are struggling with high medical costs.