Number of the Day: 28 percent

July 9, 2012 | Number of The Day

The average New Jerseyan contributes 28 percent toward his or her employer-based health insurance, compared with 27 percent nationally, according to a health statistics website from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Contiguous states Pennsylvania (22 percent) and New York (25 percent) pay less toward their premiums, although Delaware pays slightly more at 29 percent.

New Jerseyans also pay more than the average American for healthcare, spending about $7,583 per capita annually, as opposed to the national average of $6,815. Using this statistic, New Jersey performs better than all of its contiguous states. New Yorkers spend $8,341; Pennsylvanians spend $7,730 and those in Delaware, $8,480.

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