A December 2014 Issue Brief from The Commonwealth Fund, finds that premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance grew at a slower rate after passage of the Affordable Care Act. However, due to even slower growth in the incomes of U.S. families, consumers are spending more of their salaries on their employer health insurance. The Commonwealth Fund’s report also takes a futher look into the slower growth of premium contributions and deductibles vs. the sluggest growth in median family income.