Spending for Private Health Insurance in the United States

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Skyrocketing health care costs have been outpacing both inflation and income growth, and they could jeopardize the availability of affordable coverage under the ACA. This brief analyzes the factors behind increased spending on private insurance, examining trends in premiums and cost-sharing in the group and non-group markets, how premium dollars are spent by insurers, which sectors are driving premiums upward, and the importance of price increases in explaining spending growth.

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Date: Dec 2012
Author: NIHCM Foundation