Table 4

‚ÄÉCost effectiveness of alternative benefit scenarios

Benefit scenarios under variations of the living wage ordinanceAssumed distribution of benefits provided as a result of the ordinanceExpected decrease in deaths/yearAnnual aggregate cost (million $)Cost per death avoided (million $)
WagesHealth insurance (number of workers)
Number of workersHourly increase
1. $7.99/h5800$1.24
2500$0.2400.68$14.0$20.6
1700$0.00
2. Health insurance for uninsured(at $1.25/h)10000$0.0060007.48$13.5$1.8
3. $7.99/h+$1.25/h in lieu of health insurance for uninsured3480 2320$2.49 $1.24
1500$1.49
1020$1.2501.40$27.5$19.7
1000$0.24
680$0.00
4. $9.24/h for all ($7.99/h wage+$1.25/h health insurance compensation for all)5800$2.49
2500$1.49
1700$0.4901.65$34.2$20.7
5. $7.99/h and health insurance for uninsured at $1.25/h)5800$1.24
2500$0.2460008.05$27.5$3.4
1700$0.00