Clinton details premium cap in health plan
New York Times, March 28, 2008
In an interview, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said that if elected, she would push for a universal healthcare plan that would limit what Americans pay for health insurance to no more than 10 percent of their income. Clinton said she would like to cap health insurance premiums at 5 percent to 10 percent of income. The average cost of a family policy bought by an individual in 2006 was 10 percent of the median family income of $58,526, according to America's Health Insurance Plans. Some policies cost up to 16 percent of median income.