Study Finds Skyrocketing Health Care Costs NPR's Melissa Block talks with Drew Altman, head of the Kaiser Family Foundation, about the foundation's new survey on rising health insurance costs. Altman says out-of-pocket expenses for people with employer-sponsored health plans have risen nearly 50 percent over the past three years. The study also shows that two-thirds of large employers have raised health care premiums this year, with a nearly 14% increase on average. (4:00)
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NPR's Melissa Block talks with Drew Altman, head of the Kaiser Family Foundation, about the foundation's new survey on rising health insurance costs. Altman says out-of-pocket expenses for people with employer-sponsored health plans have risen nearly 50 percent over the past three years. The study also shows that two-thirds of large employers have raised health care premiums this year, with a nearly 14% increase on average. (4:00)