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Trends And Variability In Individual Insurance Products In California
Health Affairs (2003)
  • Melinda Buntin
  • Jose S. Escarce
  • Kanika Kapur
  • Jill M. Yegian
  • M. Susan Marquis

This paper examines recent trends in benefits and premiums for individual health insurance products purchased by Californians. There is much variability in the coverage available in the individual insurance market, with correspondingly wide variability in premiums. Despite concerns about increased consumer cost sharing, the average share of health spending covered by these products has remained constant between 1997 and 2002. Whether this trend can continue in the face of higher health costs is unclear.

Publication Date
September, 2003
Citation Information
Melinda Buntin, Jose S. Escarce, Kanika Kapur, Jill M. Yegian, et al.. "Trends And Variability In Individual Insurance Products In California" Health Affairs (2003)
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