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Survey Finds Health Care Costs Have Decreased Or Remained Flat, NASE Disagrees

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Posted by Kristin Oberlander - The cost of health care has largely stayed the same or gone down, according to a recent survey by Pricewaterhouse Cooper. Sadly, through NASE's research of micro-businesses and the self-employed this has not been the case. In our latest health care survey survey, satisfaction levels among the self-employed continue to be low when talking about insurance cost and affordability. Respondents indicated that the cost of their insurance premiums had risen in the past twelve months, which was less than the increase seen in our 2005 survey, but greater than the increase seen in our 2008 survey. In addition, a great majority of respondents – nearly 85% - indicated that rising health coverage costs have been detrimental to themselves, their families, their businesses and their “bottom line” over the past three years. 

Stayed tuned to Washington Watch and NASE.org for the release of our latest health care survey. You can also check our Research page for results of our 2009 and 2005 surveys on health care.

For tips on lowering the health care costs of your family or your business, please visit the NASE's Health Resource Center. To learn more about recently proposed legislation that the Association supports, click here.

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Katie Vlietstra - As Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs, I work to explain how actions on Capitol Hill can impact the self-employed. I love D.C. and have made my home in Capitol Hill, where I live with my husband and black Labrador, Coltrane. We love playing volleyball and softball on the National Mall. 

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