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Re: more on medical


> "Health-care costs for the average
> family are set to top $10,000 next year, ... I can't image the average
cost being this
> high.

Bonnie,
I assume they're including the cost of health insurance.  The cost of my
health insurance, for just me was just shy of $5000 last year.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: "gardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2004 12:09 PM
Subject: [CHAT] more on medical


> A lot on health and medical costs recently in the news...wonder why
> women are eating so much more...one thing mentioned in the article was
> sodas...maybe we drank more black coffee and tea earlier.
>
> From 1971 to 2000, the study found, women increased their caloric intake
> by 22 percent, men by 7 percent...The study, conducted by the Centers
> for Disease Control and Prevention and reported in the current edition
> of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, found that in 1971 women
> ate 1,542 calories on average, compared with today's 1,877, while men
> went from 2,450 calories a day to 2,618. Those numbers dwarf the
> government's recommendations of 1,600 calories a day for women and 2,200
> for men.
>
> This from a CBS Financial newsletter: "Health-care costs for the average
> family are set to top $10,000 next year, Thorpe said, with households
> paying an increasing share. Meanwhile, the number of uninsured has edged
> up, to 43.6 million in 2002". I can't image the average cost being this
> high. We had unusual costs last year with my husband being in the
> hospital for three weeks and needing all sorts of tests but I am hoping
> that we don't top $1,000 this year.
>
>
> Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
>
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