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‘Critical Illness’ Insurance Grows As Out-Of-Pocket Health Costs Jump

A relatively obscure category of health insurance — “critical illness” insurance — is catching on because, increasingly, conventional health plans have consumers paying a lot of out-of-pocket costs. Mark Zdechlik of Minnesota Public Radio explains the pros and cons of critical care insurance in this story that aired on NPR’s Morning Edition.

This story is part of a partnership that includes MPR News, NPR and Kaiser Health News.

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