OpenPen » Healthcare Reform: The Cost of Doing Nothing: "Healthcare Reform: The Cost of Doing Nothing"
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Here area few facts from this post:
!In the past eight years, healthcare premiums for family coverage have risen more than five times faster than wages.
!by next year, 384,425 people in Tennessee will be unemployed by 2010. 48.35% of insured Tennessee residents depend on their employers for their health insurance. If nothing is done to stem the economic downturn and reform our healthcare system, 69,259 Tennessee workers will lose their current health coverage,
!By 2016, projections show that Tennessee families will have to pay close to $19,400 for healthcare or over 44 percent of median household income.