Insurance Costs Outstrip Wage Increases

American VoicesEconomy ISSUE 47•39 Sep 29, 2011

The cost of health insurance premiums in the United States rose 9 percent this year, nearly three times the rate of increase seen in 2010. What do you think?

  • “No thanks. Life's not that cool.”

    Rick Dunn –
    Planisher

  • “I’m pretty sure the finger can be pointed directly at my neighbor, who gets colonoscopies like they’re going out of style.”

    Julian Smith –
    Work-Ticket Distributor

  • “Yesterday that would have worried me, but this morning I found a similar lump on the opposite breast, so I'm cool.”

    Sarah Harrison –
    Guide Winder