Saturday, February 22, 2020

Markhams Slow News Index - heatlh insurance statistics

MarkhamsSlowNews index

  • Percentage American family's health care premiums have gone up over past decade = 54%
  • Number of American families who file for bankruptcy every year because of medical bills = 530,000
  • Percentage of Americans who support Medicare for all = 70%
  • Amount of money Medicare for all would save in health care spending over first decade = $5.1 Trillion
  • Amount of money health insurance companies spent lobbying congress last year = $117 million

Source, The New Republic, March, 2020, p.8

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