Dr. Andy

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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Startling Statistic

We had a talk at Grand Rounds this morning on health care costs, and the speaker noted the following:

Starbucks pays most of the medical premiums for workers with >20 hours per week and now spends more on medical care than coffee.

Amazing, if true.

2 Comments:

At 4:21 PM, Blogger ollie said...

Isn't it true that a huge percentage of what we pay for a car is for health coverage for autoworkers?

Actually, wouldn't salaries (and benifits) be much of the cost at service-intensive jobs anyway?

 
At 11:02 PM, Anonymous Jason said...

Perhaps it's a testament to how little Starbucks pays for coffee...

 

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