Past is present: Rising premiums, high deductibles, and gaps in coverage before the ACA

Yul Ejnes, MD, MACP, blogs that the Affordable Care Act has not adequately addressed high deductibles, coverage limitations, restricted networks, and rising premiums, but neither did it introduce these problems.


Yul Ejnes, MD, MACP, a past chair of ACP's Board of Regents, a practicing internist in Cranston, R.I., and a member of ACP Internist's editorial board, continues his monthly column at KevinMD. In this post, Dr. Ejnes writes that while the Affordable Care Act has not adequately addressed high deductibles, coverage limitations, restricted networks, and rising premiums, the law did not introduce these problems, either.