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March 2006
Debt Cubed;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p10
The article presents information on national health care expenditure in the United States. The private health insurance represents 36 percent of the nation's health care expenditure. According to a report, the healthcare expenditures accounted for eight percent of total employee compensation in private businesses in 2003. Fifty-eight percent of private business after-tax profits was spent on healthcare in 2000. Employers contributed 75 percent of the average annual premium for family coverage in 2005. Employers' health insurance premiums increased 73 percent from 2000-2005.


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