Ed Note: I’m clearly attempting to assuage my Palin Obsession guilt by peppering the blog with work-related content today.
Take a look at this graph from the Economic Policy Institute:
“Since 2000, spending on health insurance premiums actually grew faster than spending on energy; by the first half of 2008 American consumers were paying $370 billion more for insurance premiums than in 2000. Spending for energy is a relative laggard by comparison, increasing “only” $320 billion since 2000.”
It doesn’t just seem like insurance premiums are skyrocketing. They are.