Monday, November 14, 2005

Health Care Beyond the Middle Class

Stephen Barr of the Washington Post reports that federal employees will have to pay 6.5 per cent more for health insurance. For some, it will be as high as 15%. As cost of living increases do not keep up with those kind of rate increases people switch into cheaper plan with less benefits.

When the costs for essentials such as health care, housing, and college tuition rise three or four times faster than wages and salaries then the middle class may not be sustainable. Especially when prices escalate year after year.

Suburban Americans better get their act together and organize. Otherwise they will find themselves without health insurance within a decade.

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