California Workers Paying More for Healthcare, Receiving Less

California workers with employer-provided health insurance endured a 41 percent rate increase during the last six years, reports the Los Angeles Times, citing a recently released Commonwealth Fund study. See “Costs for Employer-Based Health Insurance Soar.” The national increase was 34 percent. The study arrives at time when many employers are also shifting more insurance costs to employees or dropping health care coverage altogether. Health premiums are rising faster than wages, and small businesses are the most severely impacted, noted the report. To review the study, click here: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Content/Publications/Issue-Briefs/2010/Dec/State-Trends-Premiums-and-Deductibles.aspx

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