Up 131%, And Still Going

by
Abby Zimet

Tell Us Something We Don't Know, Now What Are You Going To Do About
It Dept.: The Kaiser Family Foundation's 11th annual survey found that
the average family premium for health insurance rose to $13,375 last
year, a jump of 5% even as inflation fell .7%. That makes for an
obscene rise of 131% over the past ten years, during which time wages
increased only 38%. One more time: public option, anyone? The report is
here.

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