Do you feel like you are spending more on your healthcare? Your share, that is.
Chances are you are right. Years of cost shifting by employers and insurance companies – even Medicare have had their impact. Higher deductibles, higher co-pays, etc.
The purpose of all that was to save money – for the those paying for most of the spending. The stated and theoretical purpose was to give patients a stake in the cost of their care, to make them more conscientious consumers – it didn’t work.