These numbers were in a Minneapolis Star Tribune Editorial on 26 January 2012
1) 45,000 deaths per year in the United States are associated with the lack of health insurance (American Journal of Public Health).
2) More than 50 million people were uninsured in 2010 (U.S. Census Bureau).
3) Workers paid 47% more in 2010 than they did in 2005 for family health coverage; employers paid 20% more (Kaiser Family Foundation).
4) U.S. health insurance companies have the highest administrative costs in the world; spending about 20 cents of every dollar for nonmedical costs (T.R. Reid, "The Healing of America").
This post was modified from its original form on 26 Jan, 12:42