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Column: Don’t blame doctors for high health care costs
USA Today

The Kaiser Family Foundation released recently its latest estimate of what health insurance will cost in the future. By 2021, average family premiums are set to double, to more than $32,000. This year alone the premium is $15,073, up 9% from 2010. Who is responsible for these skyrocketing costs? According to a new study from two Columbia University researchers, one of whom is a top health care adviser to President Obama, the answer is simple — doctors.