Friday, December 4, 2009

Things I learned today

119% is the increase in employer sponsored family health insurance premiums between 1999 and 2008. (Did that percentage in wages go up?)

$12,298 is the average cost of family premiums for employer sponsored health insurance across all states. Without reform, this will be $23,842 in 2020. (Wow! Just ten years from now)

94% is the increase by 2020 if the cost of average premiums for family coverage continues at its current rate. (No problem. Your boss will increase your salary at the same rate.)

$3,759 is the average amount saved on family health plans if the rate of increase in average premiums for family coverage was slowed by 1.5 percentage points.

Source: Sojourners magazine and the Commonwealth Fund.

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