How will employers afford sick leave and health insurance?

Fact #314: About half the full time workforce gets no paid sick days. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor)

Fact #315: The number of employers offering emergency back-up child care or child care when employees have sick family members has dropped from 14 percent in 2001 to 9 percent in 2004. (Source: SHRM)

Fact #322: 15 medical conditions accounted for half of the inflation-adjusted growth of $200 billion in health spending between 1987 and 2000. (Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Fact #323: The five illnesses where costs increased the most between 1987 and 2000 were heart disease, asthma, mental disorders, cancer and hypertension. (Source: Health Affairs, August 2004)

Fact #324: The cost of treating heart disease rose 70 percent, diabetes by 44 percent. (Source: Health Affairs, August 2004)

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