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California’s higher hospital costs add to health insurance hikes
Sacramento Bee

Behind every public uproar are some hidden facts. Here’s one about rising health insurance rates in California: Sharp jumps in hospital costs are a big part of the story. A Bee analysis of financial data from 300 hospitals statewide shows they collected $25 billion from insurance companies between September 2008 and October 2009 – an increase of more than a third since 2005.