Increases in cost-sharing payments have far outpaced wage growth – For example, the average deductible for people with employer-provided health coverage rose from $303 to $1,505 between 2006 and 2017

This brief was last updated June 15, 2018. A previous analysis is available here. Cost-sharing between insurance providers and patients has increasingly become a topic of public discussion. In particular, the increasing proportion that enrollees are paying for healthcare has been an area of concern. For example, in the ten years from 2006 to 2016, ?

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Robert Zinn, M.D., Ph.D. is a medical doctor, physician, and web entrepreneur, who, for over 15 years was employed by academic and research institutions and focused his clinical practices on very specialized patient populations, such as those with rare genetic diseases or rare cancers. He shares his knowledge through his website,

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