Cost of Health Care a Burden for Most U.S. Households

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A new study published by the Milbank Memorial Fund's Milbank Quarterly finds the cost of health care to be a burden for most U.S. households.

Since 2001, health care costs have become more burdensome for almost all Americans, at every income level and in every geographic area, finds a new study published in The Milbank Quarterly.

Linda Blumberg, Ph.D., senior fellow in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute said that she and her colleagues conducted the study as part of a multiyear project to evaluate effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “What would things have looked like in 2014, ’15, and ’16 without reform” was a key question motivating their research, she said, adding that “lots of things change absent policy changes.” ...

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