Not anymore, at least. 40% of businesses do not offer health insurance to their workers, and that’s up from 31% in 2000. How can people possibly think this is working?
- More than one-third (34%) of adults ages 19 to 64 (both insured and uninsured) either had medical bill problems in the past year or were paying off accrued medical debt.
- The $10,880 average annual premium for a family of four in 2005 surpassed the yearly gross earnings of $10, 712 for a full-time minimum-wage worker.
- Forty-one percent of adults with incomes between $20,000 and $40,000 a year did not have health insurance for at least part of 2005.
- 51% of women without health coverage have not had a mammogram in the past two years, compared to just 9.2% of women with coverage.
What an utter disaster. We should be ashamed of this level of care.