Health Care Cuts for Oil & Gas Workers

Once-generous employer-sponsored health plans for Houston's besieged oil and gas industry are under rigorous review for next year and beyond, the Houston Chronicle reports.

"As an economist, I think (high-deductible plans) are great. They force the consumer to be price sensitive, which will also force providers to think twice before raising their prices on commonly used tests and treatments," said Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics. Houston Chronicle: (subscription required)