Are the Healthy Behaviors of US High-Deductible Health Plan Enrollees Driven by People Who Chose These Plans? Smoking as a Case Study

Abstract

PURPOSE To determine whether negative associations between enrollment in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) and one exemplar unhealthy behavior--daily smoking--are found only among people who chose these plans. DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis of nationally-representative data. SETTING United States from 2007 to 2008. SUBJECTS 6,941 privately insured… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056154

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