Average Family’s Health Care Costs Surpass $25,000, Report Finds The costs are triple what a family paid in 2001. CNBC: Average Family Healthcare Costs Have Tripled Since 2001 Kansas Health Institute: Survey: Health Care Costs Are Bigger Concern For Kansans The costs of providing health care to an average American family surpassed $25,000 for the first time in 2016 — even as the rate of health cost increases slowed to a record low, a new analysis revealed Tuesday. (Mangan, 5/24) NPR, Harvard University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation partnered to survey Americans last year about their perceptions of health care. Kansas was one of seven states — Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Wisconsin were the others — singled out for a closer look. And the thing that stood out about Kansans was the degree of concern they expressed about the cost of health care. (Thompson, 5/25) This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.