Health Insurance Costs Are Squeezing Workers and Employers

As premiums rise faster than wages, workers face greater cost sharing, leaving some underinsured.

Lack of paid sick days takes a toll on rural Americans’ health

If you live in a rural area, you might be an hour or two (or more) from your nearest hospital or doctor requiring that workers take more time off to get care.

What Does ‘Middle Class’ Look Like in Today’s Economy?

Only half of U.S. adults live in a household with an annual income of $52,000 to $156,000, the range it takes to be considered middle income, according to the Pew Research Center. That share is significantly lower than it was in 1971, when 61% of the nation’s adults qualified as middle income.