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What could family income be if health insurance were more affordable?
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PMID:  23027155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
METHODS: We used data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, the Milliman Medical Index, and other federal sources to model the relationship between private health insurance costs and household income over the last 15 years.
RESULTS: If the cost of family health care costs had kept pace with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rate since 1996, the average family income could have been $8,410 higher in 2010 ($68,805 versus $60,395), 13.9% more than actual earnings.
CONCLUSIONS: If health care costs had not exceeded the CPI rate since 1996 and if all the excess costs were converted into employee wages, median family income could be substantially higher today.
Richard A Young; Jennifer E Devoe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Family medicine     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1938-3800     ISO Abbreviation:  Fam Med     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8306464     Medline TA:  Fam Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  633-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
John Peter Smith Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Fort Worth, TX.
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