Ris­ing

Health spend­ing slows but pre­mi­ums still

The Washington Times Daily - - Metro - By John R. Gra­ham

Afunny thing hap­pened as a re­sult of Oba­macare, signed in March 2010: Although the cost of health care has in­creased at a slower rate than in pre­vi­ous years, pre­mi­ums for health in­sur­ance and the share of pre­mi­ums used for pur­poses other than pay­ing claims has been in­creas­ing faster than in pre­vi­ous years. This is a di­rect con­se­quence of the health care re­form.

The cri­sis of 2008 re­sulted in job losses and a re­duc­tion in the num­ber of Amer­i­cans with pri­vate

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