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Wellness takes a bigger budget bite

The pace of health care spending far outstrips American wages. In fact, income declined in the past decade.

Wellness takes a bigger budget bite

Health care spending per capita in the US increased 36 percent between 2000 and 2010, from $6,177 to $8,402 for every person in the country. During the same period, inflation-adjusted pay went down approximately 6.4 percent, from $28,293 per capita in 2000 to $26,487 in 2010.

What if wages per person had gone up like health care spending? Find out by clicking to view today’s infographic in full.

What do others say?

  • : New England Journal of Medicine: “Controlling health care spending – the Massachusetts experiment” More

  • : Associated Press: "GOP VP pick's Medicare plan back in spotlight" More

  • : Council on Foreign Relations: “Healthcare Costs and U.S. Competitiveness” More

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