Commonwealth Fund January 12, 2022

Although employer health insurance coverage has proved to be relatively stable during the COVID-19 pandemic, the costs of that insurance consume a greater share of working families’ incomes in every state than they did a decade ago, a new Commonwealth Fund report finds. According to the report, State Trends in Employer Premiums and Deductibles, 2010–2020, median incomes have not kept pace with rising health insurance costs and deductibles, which are fueled by high health care and drug prices.

The report is part of the Commonwealth Fund’s ongoing series that looks at state-level trends in the overall cost of employer health insurance. It provides a state-by-state analysis of how much insurance is costing workers in premiums, deductibles, and as a share...

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Topics: Employer, Govt Agencies, Healthcare System, Insurance, Patient / Consumer, Pricing / Spending, Provider, States, Survey / Study, Trends
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