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Shelly Le

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$20,000

The average cost to cover a typical family of four under an employer health insurance plan this year.

7

Percent increase that cost is from last year.

$9,235

The average cost to cover a typical family of four under an employer health insurance plan in 2002.

$7,102

The average premium for a family in a non-group health insurance plan in 2010.

6.6

Percentage of the average household budget that health care (including insurance), medical services, drugs and medical supplies accounted for in 2010.

$2.6 trillion

Average annual public and private spending on health care.

Sources:  The Week Magazine, CNN, PBS.

 

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