Rising Premiums Do Not Square With Costs

Merrill Goozner

First posted 9/28/11 on Gooz News

The press releases flew from various House committees yesterday afternoon (which double as Republican Party campaign offices). The charge: rising health care premiums are due to “Obamacare.” The latest Kaiser Family Foundation employer survey of health care insurance costs, which was reported on the front page of all this morning’s newspapers, showed premiums rose 9 percent this year, substantially more than the 3 percent they went up last year.

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