Health Care Co-Sharing: The New Goalpost
A heads up to our elected officials as public sector contracts come up for renewal or must be reopened: twenty percent no longer cuts it.
[Source: Providence Business News, May 22, 2009]
A new national report shows U.S. residents enrolled in employer-sponsored health plans will cover an average of 41 percent of their families’ health care costs this year, the largest share to date, with increased premium contributions rising by 14.7 percent from 2008.
The report, the fifth annual Milliman Medical Index, measures average annual medical spending for a typical American family of four covered by an employer-sponsored preferred provider organization (PPO) plan – the most common type nationally and in Rhode Island.