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Employers, workers expect higher costs: surveys
Modern Healthcare

Many employers and workers expect their healthcare costs to rise under federal health reform, but total employer spending for health benefits is expected to actually decrease, according to two new reports.

About one-half of workers surveyed said they expect their healthcare costs to increase under reform, while 40% of employers said they would pass those higher costs on to their workers, according to a survey by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (PDF).