When Health Reform Violates Standards of Equal Justice

When Health Reform Violates Standards of Equal Justice

The Government We Deserve
September 10, 2009

Many families with moderate earnings pay 20 percent or more of their income for health insurance. By Congressional Budget Office estimates, a family making $54,000 a year can expect a moderate-cost insurance policy to cost about $14,700 in 2016. True, employers often contribute a big chunk of the total. But most economists believe that the family really pays by accepting lower cash wages.

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