Research Report When Are Health Costs Excessive If $15,000 Is Average?
C. Eugene Steuerle
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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.
Research Areas Health and health care Taxes and budgets
Tags Health insurance Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Individual taxes