In 2008, the Kaiser Foundation’s annual survey of employee health benefits reported that employer-sponsored insurance premiums for families were up by five percent. Family premiums for employer-sponsored insurance rose by five percent again in 2009, and by about three percent in 2010. In Kaiser’s 2011 survey, the first report a full year after the passage of ObamaCare, family premiums are up by nine percent.
What accounts for this dramatic spike? At Forbes, Avik Roy suggests some reasons: