Posted: March 9, 2010 in healthcare, news, politics
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So, the White House has started a by-the-numbers campaign on their blog in which each day they’ll use a different number to make their case for healthcare reform. Today’s number: $1,115.

Why $1,115 you ask? Well, that’s the average monthly cost for employer-sponsored coverage in America, costing over $13,000/year. What they fail to mention (credit to Mark Knoller for reporting this) is that employees pay about 28% of the cost with the employer paying the rest. So, the employee pays an average of $292.92/month.

Kinda puts things in perspective. $1,115/month doesn’t sound so daunting anymore, does it?


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