FIGURE 1-1 Long-term fiscal gap and health care costs.

FIGURE 1-1 Long-term fiscal gap and health care costs.

SOURCE: CBO, 2007.

In the private sector, healthcare costs have contributed to slowing the growth in wages and jobs (National Coalition on Health Care, 2008). While health insurance prices rapidly escalate and employers cut back on the provision of health insurance benefits (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2009b), the number of uninsured rose from 45.7 million in 2007 to 46.3 million in 2008 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2009).

FIGURE 1-2 Ratio of public to private research university salaries.

FIGURE 1-2 Ratio of public to private research university salaries.

SOURCE: Kane and Orszag, 2003.



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