Document Type

Opinion

Publication Date

5-12-2016

Department

English

Abstract

Have you felt the pinch of rising health care costs this year? If not, maybe you haven't actually needed to see a doctor or pay for a prescription. Even those of us who are lucky enough to be "covered" at work have noticed rapidly rising deductibles and copays - and shrinking networks of providers. Employers, facing a big, one-year increase in insurance costs, naturally enough go shopping for a new plan. But the big savings with a new plan often mean a big effective pay cut for everyone who's covered under it when employee contributions, deductibles and copays all rise dramatically. And that raise you were counting on? Guess what just ate it! [excerpt]

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This article appeared in the Gettysburg Times on May 12, 2016

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