Why, in the world’s richest country, is every metric of mental health pathology rapidly worsening? A full 10 percent of the U.S. population generally had seriously contemplated suicide in the month of June.
Why do we fail in protecting our own people’s health and well-being while we squander more than a trillion dollars each year – with the assent of both Republicans and Democrats – on maintaining a failed and futile military empire across the world?
Alex Matthews, Laurel Lucia, and Dave Graham-Squire
UC Berkeley Labor Center
For family coverage, the average premium was $20,843, equivalent to $10 per hour worked for a full-time worker—just two dollars less per hour than California’s current $12 minimum wage for employers with more than 25 workers.