Growth chart According to the Heritage Foundation’s findings, the monthly premium paid in the individual market in 2013 averaged $244, rising to $558 by 2019. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has more than doubled health insurance cost for some Americans, a new analysis from the Heritage Foundation said. The report concludes that eleven years after the ACA, Americans who buy health insurance on the ACA individual market are worse off financially then before the health reform law was passed.

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