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Employers up estimated costs of reform law, survey finds
Modern Healthcare

Employers are upping their estimates of how much the healthcare reform law will increase costs, according to a Mercer survey released Wednesday.

Two years ago, 25% of employers thought that complying with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would increase their health care plan costs by less than 1%. But now, just 9% of nearly 900 employers surveyed by Mercer expect a cost increase that small.