New Health Care Costs Snapshot Examines Changes in Wages and Benefits

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, February 2008

This new analysis examines changes in wages and benefits over time, finding that health benefit costs paid by employers have increased from 0.6 percent of GDP in 1960 to 4.1 percent in 2006 as wages have fallen as a share of employee compensation. It is part of Kaiser’s online series Snapshots: Health Care Costs.

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