Infographic: 50 Years of Health Care Costs
The American Medical Association released this infographic today on the last health costs in the US. Over the last 50 years the cost of health care has surged and is now growing faster than the US economy. Access to health care is distributed unevenly across the population with only half the population accounting for more than 97% of health care costs. This has caused many low-income families to put off seeking needed medical attention because they can’t afford it. Notice how insurance premiums has risen for both employers and employees over the past decade.