Trends in Underinsurance and the Affordability of Employer Coverage, 2004-2007

Source: Jon R. Gabel, Roland McDevitt, Ryan Lore, Jeremy Pickreign, Heidi Whitmore, Tina Ding, Health Affairs, Vol. 28 no. 4, published online: 2 June 2009
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Out-of-pocket health care expenses for workers covered by employer-sponsored plans grew by more than one-third between 2004 and 2007, according to a Commonwealth Fund-supported study in Health Affairs. The higher costs are particularly burdensome for people who are sick or have modest incomes.

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