According to a new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 3 million Californians are enrolled in high-deductible health plans.

With deductibles more than $5,000, these health plans may cause members to stall care and can put families in financial trouble if a health problem arises, say the authors of the report, Profiling California’s Health Plan Enrollees: Findings from the 2007 California Health Interview Survey. Still, high-deductible plans are typically the only insurance many Americans, particularly self-employed or low-income people, can afford.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account?



Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join now!

  • Unlimited access to - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and
  • Exclusive discounts on and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.