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Health insurance premiums rising faster than incomes for California families, study reveals
The Mercury News

Everyone knows health insurance costs are rising rapidly, but a new study reveals just how heavy a toll that takes on businesses, families and single people. The numbers are sobering, and they are one reason why wages have stagnated, experts say. From 2003 to 2010, the combined average amount that California families and their employers paid for health coverage shot up 52 percent, reaching $13,819 annually, according to a recently released study by the Commonwealth Fund.