Navigation Links
Health Insurance Premiums Skyrocket
Date:4/29/2008

Report finds premiums have jumped 30%, while incomes have only gone up 3%

TUESDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Employer-based health insurance premiums have skyrocketed at a pace that far exceeds the rate of American wage increases since 2000, a new study reveals.

According to an analysis of government statistics being released Tuesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the average dollar amount employees must pay per year for family health coverage went up by 30 percent from 2001 to 2005. During that time, incomes increased by just 3 percent.

"Nationally, insurance premium costs are going up ten times faster than people's incomes," said RWJF spokesman Michael Berman. "And in some regions, the gap is even greater. So what we've tried to do with this report is highlight for the nation's leaders what families already know; that it's getting harder and harder to afford health insurance in America."

The report is a state-by-state analysis of insurance coverage costs relative to income from the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), which is part of the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health in Minneapolis.

It was released as part of the organization's launch of its sixth annual "Cover the Uninsured Week," a nonprofit, non-partisan effort to increase awareness about insurance coverage issues. The campaign will be comprised of RWJF-sponsored health fairs, health insurance seminars, press events and community outreach programs across the country.

RWJF notes that currently 47 million Americans are uninsured, of whom almost 9 million are children.

In 2007, national health-care costs are estimated to have risen by 6.9 percent -- or two times the rate of inflation, according to the nonprofit National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC). While the RWJF notes that health-care spending now accounts for 16 percent of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP), the NCH
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. ev3 Inc. to Present at the Bank of America 2008 Healthcare Conference
2. Aspirin-like compounds increase insulin secretion in otherwise healthy obese people
3. Americans Rank Health Care Near the Top of Their Economic Woes, New Poll Finds
4. Los Angeles Jewish Home Unveils Auerbach Behavioral Health Center Filling Community Void for Adults Over 55
5. Transition Therapeutics to Present at 2008 Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Unplugged Conference
6. HealthSouth to Purchase The Rehabilitation Hospital of South Jersey
7. SXC Health Solutions reports on the status of its bid for a PBM contract with a State Medicaid program
8. DuPont Announces Sponsorship of XVIII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work
9. IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. to Present at the 33rd Annual Deutsche Bank Health Care Conference
10. Genomic Health to Present at Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Unplugged Conference
11. Kidney Care Community Applauds National Taxpayers Unions Endorsement of Medicare Reforms to Extend Patient Private Health Insurance Coverage; Calls Proposal Common Sense Coverage Reform
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Health Insurance Premiums Skyrocket
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 23, 2015 Angelweddingdress is a famous ... invites its customers to follow it on Facebook, Twitter, and ... Valentine’s Day gift. Angelweddingdress draws a lottery every week. , ... to Feb. 28, 2015. Click Angelweddingdress homepage for ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress supplier, has recently ... View website of AngelWeddingDress.com to find more details. ... online for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers a variety ... Its maternity wedding dresses are specially designed for 2015. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... up today at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show to ... lady and incredible female amateur golfer, Arlene McKitrick. The ... career female amateur golf tournament win. She won her ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Thousand of GranuFlo lawsuits ( ... its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates continue to move ... District Court, District of Massachusetts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. ... has remanded a case filed by the state of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 For over 20 years, Dr. ... Oceanside and Vista area has treated just about every type ... injury circumstances. And for those same twenty-plus years, the team ... all those injuries with the best possible doctor. With ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Industry Leading Chiropractor in Oceanside Joins the Doctors on Liens Network 2
... used to help reduce adverse events associated with nicotine ... smokers admitted to// the intensive care unit (ICU). In ... annual international scientific assembly of the American College of ... the ICU who received nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) during ...
... who have just suffered their first ischemic stroke, a ... biomarkers in their blood // that indicate their likelihood ... dying, according to Columbia University Medical Center researchers at ... of Internal Medicine, results of the new study indicate ...
... back on salt to reduce heart disease risk. The other ... for many people. Which is correct? There isn’t a simple ... (the problematic component of salt) in the diet lowers blood ... his or her genes, age, and medical conditions, reports the ...
... have identified a naturally occurring enzyme that can break ... of Alzheimer's disease.// The finding may provide researchers with ... brains of Alzheimer's patients and could one day help ... School of Medicine in St. Louis showed earlier this ...
... in the January 2007 issue of the Pediatric Blood ... vital developments in healthcare between industrialized and developing countries, ... ,Pediatric oncology has witnessed path ... the last several decades, but developing nations still have ...
... medical condition in which the victims unintentionally demand, or ... and researchers// confused. ,Research into this condition ... of awkwardness in admitting it. This disorder usually causes ... so far. ,Several researchers believe sexsomania to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Smoking Cessation Therapy May be Harmful for ICU Patients 2Health News:Blood Markers Predict Risk for Recurrent Stroke and Mortality 2Health News:Naturally Occurring Enzyme Can Break Down Key Part of Alzheimer's Plaques 2Health News:Videoconferencing, an impetus to Pediatric Oncology 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... /PRNewswire/-- Harwood Feffer LLP ( www.hfesq.com ) is investigating potential ... ("Advaxis" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ADXS ), ... to shareholders. On January 21, 2015, an ... Advaxis had misrepresented the clinical data for its ADXS-HPV ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... N.Y. , Jan. 23, 2015  Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. ... its Phase I trial of Lixte,s lead compound, LB‑100, is ... John S. Kovach , M.D., the founder ... planned to be completed at a single site. Accrual of ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Gem Pharmaceuticals announced today that the initial soft ... Company,s Phase 2 clinical trial.  This open-label study will ... GPX-150 (an investigational medication), in approximately 30 adults as ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150123/170966LOGO GPX-150 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Advaxis, Inc. 2Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Announces Expansion Of Clinical Sites For Its Phase I Trial Of Its Lead Anti-Cancer Compound, LB-100 2Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Announces Expansion Of Clinical Sites For Its Phase I Trial Of Its Lead Anti-Cancer Compound, LB-100 3Gem Pharmaceuticals Announces Enrollment of Initial Patients in its Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of GPX-150 in Sarcoma Patients 2
... a leader in the pharmaceutical treatment of breathing-control disorders, ... Thomas J. Dietz, Ph.D., as the company,s chairman.  Dr. ... a diversified financial-holdings and services company.   ... and a director of Pacific Growth Equities, LLC, a ...
... YORK, Oct. 26, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces ... available in its catalogue: ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0158569/Medical-Imaging-Markets-Contrast-Agents.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Medical_Imaging The ... are continuing to grow in significance as ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Thomas Dietz, Ph.D., Elected Chairman of Galleon Pharmaceuticals 2Medical Imaging Markets: Contrast Agents 2Medical Imaging Markets: Contrast Agents 3Medical Imaging Markets: Contrast Agents 4Medical Imaging Markets: Contrast Agents 5Medical Imaging Markets: Contrast Agents 6
... Safely And Easily Cut Foldable Silicone ... To Cut And Remove Even High ... One Instrument.,New Miniaturized Profile Allows Insertion ... Explantation Of A Silicone Lens.,Available For ...
... Unit, Shaped Like A Fan, And Enable The ... Incision. The Gauges Start At A Width Of ... With 100-Micron Increments. The Gauges Are Easy ... The Preoperative And Postoperative Incision Result. Reusable, Autoclaveable, ...
... Designed To Rest Either Nasally Or ... Over, Allowing Eyelids To Be Opened ... Widest Possible Aperture.,Open And Close With ... To The Globe During Clear Corneal ...
... A Micrometer Handle, Designed To Dial An ... Single Footplate Allows Maximum Visibility, With Titanium ... Blade Tracks Better In Tissue, And Can ... Making A Paracentesis., ,Reusable, Autoclaveable, Made In The ...
Medicine Products: