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Posted on: February 10, 2011

Feb. 10, 2011 — Helping patients deal with the rising cost of healthcare can have a huge effect on their selection of a healthcare provider.

Consider the following:  There has been increased shifting of costs to healthcare consumers, as evidenced by rapid growth in high-deductible health plans. According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research and Education Trust survey of employer sponsored health benefits, enrollment in high-deductible health plans with a savings option (such as a health savings account), represented 13% of employer sponsored coverage in 2010, up sharply from 8% in 2009.

ClearBalance’s patient-friendly bank loans help offset any out-of-pocket hospital expenses and ensure patients have the ability to pay their balance through affordable monthly payments.