The Verdict Is In: Health Care Costs Are Unsustainable

For Immediate Release:

May 12, 2009

Contact:Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

America faces many serious challenges, but the rising cost of health care represents one of the greatest threats to our economic growth and long-term fiscal stability. Since 2000, health insurance premiums have almost doubled, growing three times faster than wages and impacting the financial stability of all Americans. In addition, today’s release of the annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report shows increased shortfalls in the Social Security and Medicare trust funds.
 

Click here to read more about how President Obama, Congressional Democrats, and a broad coalition of stakeholders are working to rein in out-of-control costs and reform the health care system.

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