Although the Affordable Care Act's coverage expansions have reduced out-of-pocket spending for low- and middle-income individuals, these patients continue to experience a high burden of premium and out-of-pocket spending.
Less than 20% of websites provide local price estimates relevant to nonemergency medical interventions.
Most websites do not specify whether the price quoted was the consumer's out-of-pocket cost and there was considerable variation in the prices listed on the sites within interventions.
Overly aggressive or futile care at the end of a patient's life is particularly costly, both in dollars and in terms of patients' quality of life.
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