Skyrocketing healthcare PRICES…

Over the last 20 years, the increase in prices of hospital services and medical care services far outpaced wages, housing, and inflation.

Source: AEI

… and less coverage by employers

The increasing costs of healthcare to businesses (particularly small and medium size) are reflected in the declining percent of businesses offering health insurance: In 2000, almost half of all businesses provided health coverage to their employees. Now, that number is 29 percent.

Source: NFIB Research Foundation

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…lead to higher healthcare costs for families.

In 2018, the average family paid more to hospitals than to the federal government in taxes.

Source: Forbes

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In the meantime, administrative costs continue to climb.

The number of healthcare administrators has exponentially grown in comparison to the number of practicing physicians over the past 40 years.  

Source: Foundation for Economic Education