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The silent decline of the employer health care market

Reproduced from Kasier Family Foundation; Chart: Axios Visuals

While everyone was laser-focused on the Affordable Care Act for the past decade, the backbone of the American health care system was gradually deteriorating.

Between the lines: Employer insurance has become increasingly unaffordable over the last decade, contributing to today's political debates over surprise medical bills, drug prices and "Medicare for All."

Go deeper: Employer health plans are getting pricier and skimpier