Health care costs have spiked for the first time since the Great Recession.
The latest numbers from the Congressional Budget Office showed a 7 percent increase in the price of a health care plan over a decade.
It was the most dramatic increase since the mid-1980s, when the cost of health care skyrocketed from $7,500 per person to $25,000 per person.
The average American would be paying an average of $9,700 more in health care costs over the next decade than in the 1980s.
Here are some of the key numbers.
The new bill The Congressional Budget Bureau says the health care cost increases are the biggest since the first health care law was passed in 2010.
It is now estimated that the cost for each person under age 65 would rise from $3,700 to $6,100 per year.
It would be the highest annual increase since at least 2008.
That was also the year that the Affordable Care Act went into effect.
Since the ACA went into place, health care spending has risen by an average 3 percent a year.
In 2018, the average health care premium rose by $1,200.
In 2019, the rate was 3.6 percent.
But that was a decrease from the previous year, when it rose by an estimated 6 percent.
The biggest jump in health costs has been seen in the costliest insurance plans.
The number of people insured by an individual policy has increased by 5.8 million people over the past decade.
Those numbers don’t include people who get health care from employers.
The health care premiums are going up in 2018, too, although the CBO says the overall impact is smaller.
The Congressional Health Care Cost Reduction and Access Act would require insurers to offer more comprehensive coverage, including maternity coverage and mental health services.
The bill would also require them to lower deductibles for people with pre-existing conditions and lower co-pays for some people with high medical bills.
That would save consumers money and lower the costs of care.
The CBO says people who do get care could see higher out-of-pocket costs.
For example, a person who has a $2,000 annual medical bill could see a deductible of $1 and co-pay of $200.
That is the equivalent of $2 for a person with $10,000 in annual medical costs.
The Senate passed the bill in April with bipartisan support.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the bill “should not cause any more pain and suffering for millions of Americans.”