The State of Health Benefits in the US

Yesterday the Kaiser Foundation released the Employer Health Benefits 2004 Annual Survey. Here are a few comparisons between the 2004 survey results and the 2001 results:

Over the past 3 years, health benefits have gotten far more expensive for both employer and employees, have covered fewer workers, and have given those workers who do get coverage fewer benefits.

Four years ago, Bush said in his campaign brochures that “As President… I’ll reform Health Care so every family has access to affordable health insurance…” Unfortunately, it seems that 4 years of a Bush administration and a Republican Congress have not made much progress toward this goal.