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Herdt: Connecting the dots on health reform
Ventura County Star - Timm Herdt

Every December, the California Healthcare Foundation provides an update on the status quo of group health insurance in California and, every year, the only sensible conclusion that can be drawn is that the status quo is flat-out unsustainable. This year, it shows that premiums rose by another 7.5 percent, bringing the cumulative increase over the last seven years to 117.5 percent. It shows that, in 2009, the average premium for family coverage was $13,525.

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