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How health care costs contribute to income disparity in the United States

Recent trends in health care costs, health care coverage, and household income have contributed to growing disparities between different income groups in the United States. This article reveals how US workers have come to expect employers to pay for some part of employee health insurance; many consider this an important part of overall compensation. However, recent economic trends have resulted in a growing disparity in health care coverage and affordability. A study by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) identified three divergent categories of workers that are emerging from trends in health care coverage and income growth.

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