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HHS Credits ACA For Decline In Premium Growth, Rate Of Uninsured

(September 20, 2016, 1:30 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Growth in premiums, the ranks of the uninsured and hospital readmissions are all down, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Sept. 14 in a press release, crediting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

HHS said that a recent Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust survey showed “unusually slow growth” in premiums since 2010. HHS said the average employer-sponsored plan premium rose just 3.4 percent in 2016 and just 4.7 percent since 2010. Before 2010, premiums...
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