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Unformatted text preview: the prior year was 14.4%. The 2010
Mountain States Employer Council survey reports
a 10% increase by its respondents. Impact of Relentless Inflation, the Flagging
Economy, and Legislation on Healthcare
Coverage Is healthcare coverage an important factor in the
“economic health” of the country? Lack of coverage is tied to 96 preventable deaths per 100,000
in the United States compared to 55 per 100,000
in France, where there is universal access. Additionally, a survey conducted in the United States
in 2010 relates that about one in three adults did
not get medical care, did not fill a prescription, or
skipped a needed test or treatment because of cost.
The corresponding statistic for Great Britain is Even before the economic 2008 downturn, the high
and unrelenting rise in the cost of health insurance has continued to diminish the number of
individuals and businesses that can afford premiums. Family insurance premiums were 15% of the
median family income in 2003, and rose to 19% in
2009. A survey of...
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