Cropping Medicine

Trusting throughout my youth that my society was, well, a society, I saw corruption and crime, but near me was civility and cooperation. Could I have imagined doctors taking 15% of our payroll every month?

Healthcare costs, both payroll deductions and out-of-pocket medical expenses, now eat up 14 percent of the average household income of about $50,000 for these people.

Costs grew by an average of $1,162 per family this year from an average of $15,609 last year.

Cost-control measures include efforts to reduce medical procedures.

Yes. Reduce medical procedures. Effort. That’s it.