Study: Employers' Health Care Costs Up 9 Percent
DAVID GREENE, Host:
NPR's business news starts with rising health care costs.
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GREENE: As for why we're seeing this spike, Kaiser estimates up to 2 percent of the increase comes from extra coverage required by the new health care law, something that we expected. Most of the increase, though, is related to projections by insurance companies for how much health care they think employees would need. Also, health care costs overall are rising, and insurers are making a more aggressive drive to increase their profits.
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