Sixty-one percent of adults who purchased single coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces during open enrollment are finding it “very” or “somewhat” easy to afford their premiums, according to a survey released Sept. 17 by the Commonwealth Fund. That includes 65% of adults earning less than 250% of the federal poverty level ($28,725) and 54% of those earning more.
About 70% of adults earning less than $28,725 paid no premium or less than $125 per month, compared to 64% of those with employer-sponsored plans, the survey found. Adults with higher incomes received no or smaller premium subsidies, and 59% of them had deductibles of $1,000 or more, compared to 30% of adults with employer-based coverage.
According to the survey, 62% of adults rated their marketplace experience as fair or poor, but 68% were happy with their coverage and 71% were confident they would receive high-quality care.