Monday, September 19, 2005

Health care in the Bush era

The LA Times is reporting that the cost of health insurance now exceeds the annual before taxes salary of a minimum wage worker. The cost of premiums grew nine percent (!!!) this year, climbing to $10,880, while a minimum wage worker only earns $10,712 before taxes. The year before, they climbed eleven percent. That's just not sustainable.

Just for fun, do the math with my Health Care Computer that I just whipped up in Javascript, and figure out how many years until health care costs overtake your salary! Whee!

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