Who will have health insurance in the future? An updated projection

  • Young R
  • de Voe J
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Abstract

Updates projection slowdown in spending tied to recen economic downturn and passage of ACA. Figures at current rates, the cost of a family health inusrance premium would equal the median household income by the year 2033 (pushed back from 2025). Most favorable assumptions move to 2037. Surmises unlikely to "bend the cost curve." Private health insurance will become increasingly unaffordable to low-to-middle-income Americans unless major changes are made in the US health care system.

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  • Health care economics and organizations
  • Health expenditures
  • Health insurance
  • Health policy
  • Health policy research

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Authors

  • Richard A. Young

  • Jennifer E. de Voe

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