Healthcare Legislation and Changes to Employee Health Insurance

Among the challenges businesses and workers are facing right now – including the skills gap – are rising healthcare costs, both from the increasingly inefficient current system, as well as those to come from new Healthcare Legislation.

Let’s take a look at some of the changes in employee health insurance, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute 2011 Health Care Survey, and how new legislation fits into that picture.

  • To begin with some context, 59% of people under the age of 65 rely on employee health benefits.
  • During the past 14 years, health insurance premiums have increased at a faster rate than worker earnings and inflation.
  • By 2020, healthcare spending is expected to account for one-fifth of the United States’s GDP.
  • In 2011, 7% of the U.S. population was enrolled in a consumer-driven health plan, up from 5% in 2010.
  • 57% of people with employment-based coverage are confident their employers will continue to offer health benefits, down from 68% in 2000.

These statistics come during a time when the president is in the process of attempting to implement legislation, intended to help fix the healthcare system.

According to many doctors, the legislation won’t fix the current healthcare problems.  But that is of course just one perspective.

What are you doing to control healthcare spending? What are your thoughts on Healthcare Legislation?

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2 Responses to “Healthcare Legislation and Changes to Employee Health Insurance”

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