When Are Health Costs Excessive If $15,000 Is Average?

Research Report

When Are Health Costs Excessive If $15,000 Is Average?

September 29, 2003

Abstract

Health costs now total close to one-fifth of households' personal income. For moderate-income workers whose cash wages are lower then they would be if employers weren't paying for their health insurance, the bite is often bigger. Many elected officials seeking health care reform don't even know these figures, much less what to make of them.

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