Prime Numbers: Health Insurance Edition 

4.4% – Profit Margin of the U.S. health insurance industry. (Yahoo! Finance)

#86 — Rank of the industry’s profit margins among all industries. (Yahoo! Finance)

2 — Number of days of U.S. health care you could pay for if you confiscated the entire 2009 profit of the health insurance industry. (The Wall Street Journal)

47% — Federal, state and local governments’ share of all health care expenditures in the United States in 2008. (CMS, National Health Expenditures, 2008)

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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