Commonwealth Fund December 7, 2018

Commonwealth Fund Shows Eliminating ACA’s Family Insurance Glitch, and Other Measures, Could Reduce Cost Burden for Millions

Key findings from the Commonwealth Fund report The Cost of Employer Insurance Is a Growing Burden for Middle-Income Families, released today:

  • Workers and their families are spending a bigger share of their income on health care, especially in the South. Average employee premium contributions for single and family plans amounted to nearly 7 percent of U.S. median income in 2017, up from 5 percent in 2008. In 11 states (Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas), premium contributions were 8 percent of median income or more, with a high of 10.2 percent in Louisiana.
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