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California Senate bill would make reason for health care rate increases transparent
Sacramento Bee

A majority of Americans get on-the-job health benefits from their employer or that of a family member. Yet over the last several decades, the costs of these benefits have been shifted onto the individual as more employers scale back or drop coverage – many of them at least partially motivated by the cost of health care. In California, from 2002 to 2012, health insurance premiums for family coverage climbed by 169.7 percent, more than five times the 31.5 percent increase in inflation.