Companies offering health benefits to their retirees are an increasingly endangered species. In 2011, only 26 percent of large firms (200 employees or more) offered retirees health insurance. In 1988, it was 66 percent. During that 23-year period, total funds spent on health care in the US skyrocketed from $582 billion to $2.59 trillion.
In today's infographic, see what General Motors spent on health coverage in one recent year - and what it did to the MSRPs of GM cars.
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