I love Rachel Maddow. She has a way of putting things into sharp perspective. Take her short segment tonight on the new minimum wage, which went into effect in the U.S. today. Here’s the math on how the new minimum wage affects the ability to purchase health care in this country.

Annual Gross Salary @ minimum wage: $15,080

Average Family Health Ins. Prem: $13,150

Total to live on for the year: $1,890

But hey, who needs to eat, right?


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