This report is one in a series of briefs examining coverage trends among different groups targeted by ACA coverage expansions.
A report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as part of its Affordable Care Act (ACA) Implementation - Monitoring and Tracking Series, estimates the financial burden of out-of-pocket medical spending among adults in 2010. The report finds that those who are low-income; those with non-group insurance coverage; the unhealthy; and those with small-group employer-sponsored insurance have an elevated risk of facing high burden levels.
- 1. A Decade of Coverage Losses: Implications for the Affordable Care Act
- 2. Virtually Every State Experienced Deteriorating Access to Care for Adults Over the Past Decade
- 3. The Financial Burden of Medical Spending Among the Non-Elderly, 2010
- 4. Deteriorating Health Insurance Coverage from 2000 to 2010: Coverage Takes the Biggest Hit in the South and Midwest
- 5. Uninsurance is not Just a Minority Issue: White Americans Are a Large Share of the Growth from 2000 to 2010
- 6. Declining Health Insurance in Low-Income Working Families and Small Businesses
- 7. Trends in U.S. Health Care Spending Leading Up to Health Reform
Twenty-one percent of non-elderly adults reside in families with medical spending levels that exceed 10 percent of gross income.
Nearly 14 percent of the non-elderly sampled face burden levels greater than 15 percent, and roughly 10 percent face levels greater than 20 percent.
Individuals covered by non-group policies are much more likely to face high burden levels—generally a result of higher premium spending than those with group insurance.
ACA Implementation Monitoring and Tracking: Quantitative Analysis Reports
These reports examine health reform implementation issues ranging from Medicaid expansion to state insurance exchanges in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.View the series
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