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Health Insurance Continues Unaffordable Trend After Obamacare
Posted By Kathryn Nix On September 28, 2011 @ 4:25 pm In Health Care | 3 Comments
This week, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust released a major survey on employer-sponsored health benefits in the United States. Among the many important findings in the report , one fact stood out: Americans are paying more and more for their health insurance every year, a concerning trend that is only getting worse under Obamacare. The report explains that:
Small businesses especially struggle to offer health benefits to their employees because of cost. According to Kaiser, 55 percent of small firms surveyed that did not offer coverage cited the high cost of insurance as the primary reason.
Clearly, Obamacare won’t make insurance more affordable for individuals and families at all. Instead, it does the opposite. Reform that reduces health care costs for all Americans is possible , and the first step is repeal.
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URLs in this post:
 Among the many important findings in the report: http://ehbs.kff.org/pdf/2011/8225.pdf
 reports The Wall Street Journal’s Anna Wilde Matthews: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204831304576596673834432368.html?KEYWORDS=Kaiser
 According to Kaiser Family Foundation CEO Drew Altman: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-27/health-benefit-costs-rise-most-in-six-years-surpassing-15-000-per-family.html
 Obamacare’s “essential health benefits” package: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2011/01/Obamacare-and-Insurance-Benefit-Mandates-Raising-Premiums-and-Reducing-Patient-Choice
 recommendations on womens’ preventive care: http://blog.heritage.org/2011/08/02/women%e2%80%99s-preventive-services-a-slippery-slope-to-higher-health-care-costs/
 the list goes on: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2010/09/Obamacare-Increases-Health-Insurance-Premiums
 Reform that reduces health care costs for all Americans is possible: http://savingthedream.org/
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