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Health care premiums rise again, workers at smaller firms feel the pinch

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Premiums for job-based health insurance are up 5 percent in 2008 and have more than doubled since 1999, a growth rate that far outpaces inflation and the increase in workers' wages over the same period, according to an annual survey of employers.

Meanwhile, a growing number of workers at smaller firms are getting less coverage for their money as health plans with high deductibles and fewer benefits become more prevalent.


TVNL Comment: You can kiss affordable  health care good-bye, as the financial institutions get bailed out for their crimes.

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