Key clinical point: The average employee deductible rose from $735 to $1,573 in the last decade.
Major finding: Deductibles have risen 8 times faster than wages since 2008.
Study details: Kaiser Family Foundation surveyed 4,070 randomly selected nonfederal public and private firms with three or more employees; 2,160 responded to the full survey and 1,910 responded to a single question about offering coverage.
Disclosures: No financial conflicts of interest reported.
Kaiser Family Foundation, 2018 Employer Health Benefits
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