Quality of Employer-Sponsored Insurance Is Declining, Placing Workers at Risk for Catastrophic Costs 

In addition to rising premiums, many workers have experienced increased out-of-pocket costs and decreased options for in-network health care providers, doctors and hospitals. One study found that the percentage of working-age adults with insurance through their job who were underinsured—meaning they face excessive out-of-pocket costs—rose from one in ten workers in 2003 to one in four workers in 2016.139 Further, a recent survey found that middle-income Americans with private insurance were the most likely to report increases in their out-of-pocket costs.”

“The Case for Medicare for All.” Public Citizen, February 24th, 2019, pp. 40-42. The_case_for_medicare-for-all_-_february.pdf

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