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Tuesday, Sep 11
2012, 6:47 PM
U.S. health insurance premiums climbed faster than wages and inflation this year, and look...
U.S. health insurance premiums climbed faster than wages and inflation this year, and look poised to accelerate in 2013. In a new study conducted jointly by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust, some employers told researchers that insurers plan to push premiums up another 7% in 2013. This could prove to be an election hot-button issue, as polling data shows soaring healthcare costs rank alongside Medicare as a top campaign issue for voters.