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Rising Health Insurance Costs, Shrinking Networks Limit Covered Care

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A report by a physicians group says that higher premiums and deductibles mean that patients, including in Oregon, are forgoing care.

Laura Grandin has health insurance, but she doesn’t have much coverage.

The 64-year-old Portland resident pays $900 a month in premiums. She’s also got a deductible of $6,500. That means that if she gets sick or injured her insurance won’t kick in until she spends that amount.

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