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When healthcare coverage is insurance in name only
Los Angeles Times - David Lazarus

The L’Esperances are your typical American family. They work hard. They try to get ahead. They don’t ask anyone for help. And they pray they don’t get sick. Mom and Dad — a.k.a. Laguna Beach residents Jan and Paul L’Esperance — sell kitchenware on behalf of various manufacturers. They’ve just been informed by Anthem Blue Cross that premiums for their health insurance will rise 18% to $985 a month.