The Department of Health and Human Services highlighted findings from a few new studies that show Americans are experiencing slower growth in health care premiums, increased access to coverage, and higher quality of care.

More Affordable: The average premium for families with employer-sponsored health plans grew just 3.4 percent in 2016, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust survey, extending a period of unusually slow growth since 2010. The White House Council of Economic Advisers calculates that the average family premium is $3,600 lower in 2016 than if premiums had grown at the same rate as the pre-ACA decade.

The independent analysis released this morning by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that the average family premium for the 150 million Americans with employer-sponsored health plans increased by only 3.4 percent in 2016.