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Did you know? US Healthcare Statistics

Sean Mitton, Canadian Expat Network
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How many Americans do you think have healthcare coverage and where do they get it from?  According to a 2007 study by the Kaiser Family Foundation 84.2% of the population has healthcare coverage leaving aproximately 47 million without care for at least part of the year.

Employers covered 59.7% of that amount, but pressure from rising premiums has that percentage declining. Since 2001 premiums have increased 78% while wages have risen 19% and inflation 17%.

About 9% of the population purchases health care insurance directly from the market. Government sources cover 27% of the population (80.3 million).

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