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Will health care reform raise insurance premiums?

A big part of the pitch for President Obama’s health care reform was that it would make health care insurance more affordable–heck, it was even in the name of the bill. But more than three years after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, top Republicans say it’s making premiums more expensive. A recent report by the Society of Actuaries showed health care costs per person were expected to go up an average of $1,200 a year.