"There are two Affordable Care Acts. There's the legislation passed by Congress in 2009, and then there's the mythical Affordable Care Act – the perfidious 'government takeover' decried and demagogued by so many conservatives (and quite a few liberals). The former is quite popular, the latter gets decidedly mixed reviews."
Average Annual Health Insurance premiums and Worker Contributions for Family Coverage, 2002-2012
"The average annual premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance in 2012 are $5,615 for single coverage and $15,745 for family coverage. Compared to 2011, the average premium for single coverage ($5,429) is 3% higher and the average premium for family coverage ($15,073) is 4% higher. Since 2002, average premiums for family coverage have increased 97% (Exhibit A). The growth in premiums has outpaced increases in both workers' wages (1.7% since 2011 and 33% since 2002) and inflation (2.3% since 2011 and 28% since 2002)."
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