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Big jump likely in Kaiser, other health premiums
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Love it or hate it, the national health plan known as Obamacare fails to remedy one of the nation’s leading economic ills: The rising cost of health insurance amid a crushing recession.

Most of the game-changing provisions, such as extending health insurance to 34 million people, don’t take effect until 2014, and even then, experts say, there is little to slow the engine of escalating insurance premiums.