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Health insurance premiums rising faster than wages
San Diego Union-Tribune

Most of us already knew health insurance costs are rising faster than our wages, but a new study quantifies by how much.

Employer-based health insurance premiums increased an average of 40 percent in California and nationwide between 2003 and 2009 at a time when incomes increased by less than 12.6 percent on average, according to a study released Wednesday by The Commonwealth Fund, a New York-based private nonpartisan foundation that supports research on health issues.