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US Health Care System

Total Health Benefit Cost

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1998: Health Care Costs Increase 6.1 Percent

According to the Mercer National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, the average total health benefit cost rises 6.1 percent in 1998 [San Francisco Chronicle, 12/8/2003] compared to a 1.6 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index. [InflationDate(.com), 6/22/2006]

Category Tags: Health Care Cost

2000: Health Care Costs Increase 8.1 Percent

According to the Mercer National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, the average total health benefit cost rises 8.1 percent in 2000 [San Francisco Chronicle, 12/8/2003] compared to a 3.4 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index. [InflationDate(.com), 6/22/2006]

Category Tags: Health Care Cost

2001: Health Care Costs Increase 11.2 Percent

According to the Mercer National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, the average total health benefit cost rises 11.2 percent in 2001 [San Francisco Chronicle, 12/8/2003] compared to a 2.8 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index. [InflationDate(.com), 6/22/2006]

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2002: Health Care Costs Increase 14.7 Percent

According to the Mercer National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, the average total health benefit cost rises 14.7 percent in 2002 [San Francisco Chronicle, 12/8/2003] compared to a 1.6 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index. [InflationDate(.com), 6/22/2006]

Category Tags: Health Care Cost

2003: Health Care Costs Increase 10.1 Percent

According to the Mercer National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, the average total health benefit cost rises 10.1 percent in 2003 [San Francisco Chronicle, 12/8/2003] compared to a 2.3 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index. [InflationDate(.com), 6/22/2006]

Category Tags: Health Care Cost

The California Nurses Association (CNA) releases the results of a study which found “a national single-payer style health care reform system would provide a major stimulus for the US economy by creating 2.6 million new jobs, and infusing $317 billion in new business and public revenues, with another $100 billion in wages into the US economy.” The study was conducted by the Institute for Health & Socio-Economic Policy (IHSP), a “non-profit policy and research group” that is “the exclusive research arm of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee.” In addition to the growth in jobs and revenues generated by covering the 47 million Americans who were uninsured as of 2006, the study also found that universal coverage “could be achieved for $63 billion beyond the current $2.1 trillion in direct health care spending,” according to the press release for the study, which also notes that this figure is “six times less than the federal bailout for CitiGroup, and less than half the federal bailout for AIG.” [CalNurses.org, 1/14/2009]

Entity Tags: Institute for Health & Socio-Economic Policy, California Nurses Association

Category Tags: Health Care Cost, Studies-Academic, History of US Health Care System, Obama Health Care Reform, Other health care systems, US Health Care Costs, US Health Care Problems

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