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News from EPI A staggering rise in health insurance costs

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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Contact:
Phoebe Silag or Karen Conner, news@epi.org 202-775-8810

Family health insurance premiums more than doubled between 1999 and 2009, far outpacing the growth in workers’ earnings and overall inflation. Today’s Snapshot uses a graph from EPI’s forthcoming State of Working America Web site to plot the rise in health insurance premiums against both inflation and hourly earnings for nonsupervisory and production workers, who comprise 80% of the private-sector workforce. CLICK HERE for Snapshot.

EPI’s latest edition of The State of Working America (SWA) will be published online in January.


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