Health Insurance Costs Set to Rise, Not Just Obamacare

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On Tuesday, it was announced Obamacare premiums would rise by about 20% on average next year.

Just a day later, a new Commonwealth Fund report finds rising healthcare costs are not limited to those covered by the Obamacare exchanges.

The study looks at employer health insurance plans, which cover about 60% of Americans.

Although premiums and deductibles rose more slowly between 2010 and 2015 in many states, many families are still spending, on average, a bigger share of their income on health care than they were prior to 2010.

This is because median incomes, despite increasing, have not kept pace with health care costs. 

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