USC Price School of Public Policy

Sood’s research shows patients unlikely to shop for plans with lower deductibles

December 8, 2017

Healthline highlighted research by Neeraj Sood of the USC Price School that found patients were unlikely to shop around for plans with lower deductibles. “What we found was if you compared people in the high-deductible plan versus people in the traditional plan, there was no difference in their price-shopping behavior,” Sood said. Researchers found only 3 percent of patients actually compared prices and less than 10 percent considered other health care providers.