We hear a lot of complaining from domestic automakers about health-care costs, so really how big is the problem? Pretty #!$@ing large, from the looks of the below per-vehicle figures. Reducing these costs or even completely eliminating them would not automatically make things all better, but it's clear that there's a discrepancy between the Big 3 and their competition. Unfortunately, who's at fault and the proper solution to the problem is a lot less clear.
General Motors Corp. (North America) $1,500
Ford Motor Co. (North America) $1,309
DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group (North America) $1,044
BMW AG (Germany) $449
DaimlerChrysler AG's Mercedes Car Group (Germany) $419
Volkswagen AG (Germany) $418
Toyota Motor Corp. (North America) $201
Honda Motor Co. (Japan) $151
Toyota Motor Corp. (Japan) $97


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