Access & Affordability
Average total family health insurance premium as a share of state median income
About this data measure
- The Affordability Index measures the average cost of an employer-sponsored health insurance policy as a percentage of median household income. This metric describes the affordability and burden of healthcare costs to employers. (Source: Emanuel, Glickman, and Johnson, 2017)
- Rhode Island’s Affordability Index has remained below the national average since 2017, and it decreased in 2020, indicating an improvement in affordability.
Measure Source: MEPS-IC (AHRQ) and U.S. Census Bureau, CPS ASEC