Poll: 47% paying more for employer health insurance

Nearly half says they're paying more for employer health insurance

Nearly half of workers say their company-provided health insurance is costing them more than a year ago, according to a survey released Wednesday by North Palm Beach-based Bankrate.com.

Some 47 percent say more money is being taken out of their paychecks each month for health insurance than a year ago, the website reported.

"Forty-four percent are experiencing higher out-of-pocket expenses, including deductibles and copayments, compared to one year ago," the survey of workers with employer-based insurance said.

"Upper-middle-income Americans with employer-based health insurance (annual household incomes between $50,000 and $74,999) are the most likely to report more money being taken from their paychecks and higher out-of-pocket expenses," Bankrate.com said in a statement. "Overall, respondents in this group feel the hardest hit by Obamacare. Out of all income levels, they are the most likely to feel that the law has had a negative effect on their health insurance (47 percent).


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