Want to cut healthcare costs? You may be on your own

Our country spends twice as much on healthcare as any other nation on earth, writes FierceHealthFinance Editor Ron Shinkman. "My state of California is home to 3 million people whose health coverage has annual deductibles of $1,000 or more, putting many into a financial bind regarding their care options," he says. "That has a lot to do with a push toward what the industry has termed 'consumer-directed healthcare,' but is generally just dumping onto laypeople the burden of weighing granular clinical and compartmentalized cost data to make decisions that could have profound impacts on their lives." -- Read the full story from FierceHealthFinance