< All issues


Background info

The average cost of a 3-day hospital stay is around $30,000.

People without health coverage are exposed to these extreme costs. This can sometimes lead people without coverage into deep debt or even into bankruptcy.


In 2011, the average healthcare cost for a family of four increased to $19,393.

By 2030, it is estimated that payroll taxes will only cover 38 percent of Medicare costs. The rest will contribute to the federal budget deficit.

The Balance

The positions


< All issues