Families USA, one of the groups that helped shape the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), says families with non-group commercial health insurance could spend about twice as much on health care if Mitt Romney becomes president.
Families with heads of household under age 65 that use commercial individual or commercial family coverage could spend an average of $5,985 per household per year on health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses in 2016 if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) takes effect as written and works as drafters expect, the analysts have reported in a new commentary.
If Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, becomes president and gets his current health policy proposals enacted, the average cost for families that use non-group coverage could be $11,481, the analysts said.
Average household spending under PPACA could range from $3,827 in West Virginia to $8,710 in Connecticut, the analysts predicted.
Under the Romney proposals, the analysts said, the average could range from $6,952 in West Virginia to $15,178 in Alaska.
Families USA has published the table giving those figures in a commentary that shows how the analysts think PPACA and Romney policy proposals would affect a variety of health care access indicators.
Families USA bills itself as a “nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)4 organization that [does] not endorse, support, or oppose political candidates.”
The group does say it has the mission of achieving “high-quality, affordable health coverage and care for all Americans,” and it played an important role in developing PPACA and shaping regulators’ efforts to implement the law.