Health Insurance = One Median Salary, Roughly

Philip Greenspun
Courtesy of Philip GreenspunBlogging pioneer and prototypical MIT geek-iconoclast Philip Greenspun performs a striking calculation in his latest blog entry. He takes a look at the cost of a typical 40-year-old's health and dental insurance, and — in a rough, back-of-the-envelope calculation — figures that they pretty much add up to a median salary, after taxes.
"We’ve produced a great health care system for rich people," he writes, "but we forgot to make most Americans rich!"

This program aired on August 26, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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