- Mar 1, 2019
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There you go again. First you lie and say health premiums are $1,500 a month now you are lying again. That $11,000 figure is only for people over 65. That is because that age bracket is the ones most likely to have costly health issues and require end of life care. By the way, most in that bracket are covered by Medicare and do not factor in insurance premium costs except for their supplemental insurance if the take it.Money is fungible. While I agree the average person didn't spend $1,500 per month, there is no doubt that healthcare is a lot more expensive than $452 per month. In 2019 the U.S. spent $3.8 trillion ($11,582 per person). In case you are wondering that is $1,241 per month per person over the age of 18, or about $1,500 per month per person over the age of 21, if those between 18 and 20 pay nothing. Or we could break it by worker and get $24,200 per US worker. At any rate, the economic sacrifices made per person for healthcare in the U.S. are crazy high.
I assure you that employers realize the cost of hiring a worker and when they are making decisions about hiring workers the amount that they contribute is factored into an employee's compensation. Employers don't look at the amount of money that you get on your paycheck, they look at the total cost of your employment to them. How can people be both erroneous in their assertion that tax increases all get passed to consumers and then pretend that healthcare costs don't get passed to employees. You figure if they were at least consistent they would have been right one of the two times, instead they are just conveniently wrong on both counts.
The only honest thing you have printed is that employers factor in benefit costs when hiring employees. That additional expense is also saved when employees are laid off. In addition, a company who hires no union employees with no benefit packages can afford to pay those employees a higher salary than the union employees and still save money.
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