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- Topic: Economics
- Paper #: 3651010
Thirdly, health care costs were rising. "The number of people without any health insurance climbed to 15.9% in 2005 from 14.2% in 2000, and the share of people with employer-provided health insurance dropped to 59.5% from 63.6% over the same period, according to the Census Bureau data released in 2006. The number of uninsured Americans is now the highest since 1998" (Middle Class in Turmoil).
Finally, the debts were rapidly increasing.