Stethoscope and health care costs Spending per person in employer plans grew by nearly 22% over the period 2015 to 2019, outpacing both inflation and economic growth.

Americans in employer-sponsored health plans saw the percentage of their income spent on insurance premiums and deductibles rise to 11.6% in 2020, up from 9.1% a decade earlier, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund.

In addition, premium and deductible costs equaled more than 10% of income for workers in 37 states by 2020, compared to only 10 states in 2010. In nine states, combined health care costs were more than 14% of annual median income.

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