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About 88% – nearly nine in ten – enrollees in the individual and fully-insured group markets are covered by plans that have taken action to limit out-of-pocket costs for patients undergoing treatment for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. However, after accounting for waivers that have already expired (20%) or are scheduled to expire by the end of September (16%), just over half of enrollees in these plans will still be eligible for waived cost-sharing in October and beyond.
More than half of U.S. health spending went toward hospital and physician services in 2018. Learn more about the breakdown of the nation’s health spending in the Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker.
As deductibles have increased over the past five years, those with higher deductibles are more likely to say that health insurance has gotten worse over the past five years.
For incomes too high to qualify for federal subsidies, 60-year-old adults spend significantly more of their income on the lowest premiums for ACA-compliant coverage.