Consumers' misunderstanding of health insurance.

  title={Consumers' misunderstanding of health insurance.},
  author={George Loewenstein and Joelle Y Friedman and Barbara McGill and Sarah Ahmad and Suzanne Linck and Stacey Sinkula and John Beshears and James J. Choi and Jonathan T. Kolstad and David Laibson and Brigitte C. Madrian and John A. List and Kevin G. M. Volpp},
  journal={Journal of health economics},
  volume={32 5},
We report results from two surveys of representative samples of Americans with private health insurance. The first examines how well Americans understand, and believe they understand, traditional health insurance coverage. The second examines whether those insured under a simplified all-copay insurance plan will be more likely to engage in cost-reducing behaviors relative to those insured under a traditional plan with deductibles and coinsurance, and measures consumer preferences between the… CONTINUE READING

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