Study: High Deductible Health Care Plans Don’t Save Money

Yet another study has tested the GOP’s argument that we can reduce health care spending by giving people more “skin in the game” and giving everyone the option of a high deductible health care plan. Turns out that doesn’t actually save any money. “Overall, introduction of HDHP had no impact on health-care costs, positive impact on the number of outpatient visits and mixed impacts on the inpatient and emergency room visit counts.” [HT: Austin Frakt]