Middle Class Would Pay Thousands for Health Care

November 2, 2009 - 6:31 PM
Government experts say some middle-class families would still face a big budget hit for health care, even with the new help that Democrats want to provide.
Washington (AP) - Government experts say some middle-class families would still face a big budget hit for health care, even with the new help that Democrats want to provide.
 
A family of four making $66,000 could face a total health care bill of $10,000 - counting premiums, copayments and deductible - under the House Democratic health care bill, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday. And that's after counting $10,500 in government assistance.
 
The estimates apply to people purchasing their own coverage, not those in employer plans.