A recent non-government health care survey is a good complement to the recent Current Population Report P60 series report (see: Health Insurance Coverage: 2008):
- Employer Health Benefits: 2009 Annual Survey, Kaiser Family Foundation (Kaiser) and the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET).
Among those that offer benefits, large percentages of firms report that in the next year they are very or somewhat likely to increase the amount workers contribute to premiums (42%), increase deductible amounts (36%), increase office visit cost sharing (39%), or increase the amount that employees have to pay for prescription drugs (37%).
See also: You Have No Idea What Health Costs By Ezra Klein, Washington Post (September 20, 2009). “The most important health-care document released this week was not Sen. Max Baucus’s Healthy Future Act. It was the Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2009 Employer Benefits Survey.”