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Health Care Costs on the Rise in Los Angeles, Across the Country
California Healthline

The average annual health care cost for a Los Angeles household has increased significantly in recent years, according to a new report by consulting firm Milliman, Payers & Providers reports (Payers & Providers, 5/12). The firm developed the Milliman Medical Index by examining average health care use, benefits and health care provider fees in all U.S. states. The health care cost estimates account for health insurance premiums and employee-paid costs, such as copayments and deductibles (AP/Washington Post, 5/11).