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Orange, California (PRWEB) December 24, 2012
A new Commonwealth Fund report this week issues data comparing health insurance costs from 2003 to 2011. Citing a trend that could grow out of control, if left unchecked, by 2020.
Health insurance has been on everyone’s mind as consumers watch the federal government decided how they’ll hammer out the details of the Affordable Care Act. But, new reports by the Commonwealth Fund say that things could get way out of hand without the ACA measures in place.
Employers premiums rose 62% from 2003 - 2011. Making costs go up to as much as $17,000. New extrapolations say that those numbers could rise to heights as great as $24,000 by 2020.
Deductibles that the employees themselves pay rose upwards of 117% in that same time period.
"Essentially, employers and employees are paying more and more for less and less coverage," HealthCompare says.
Commonwealth Fund president Karen Davis says, “The Affordable Care Act has put the United States on a path toward a high performing health care system, where everyone has access to high-quality, affordable, and secure health care."
Many may agree or disagree. Only time will tell if the ACA will actually derail the trend and save consumers from the current health care issues they are facing.
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