California sees higher health costs, fewer employer plans
Fewer California workers were offered health insurance through their company last yearand the ones that were getting coverage had to pay significantly more.
By Kathryn Mayer|January 05, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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Fewer California workers were offered health insurance through their company last year—and the ones that were getting coverage had to pay significantly more.
An annual survey by the California HealthCare Foundation finds premiums for employer health insurance plans have risen 153.5 percent since 2002, a rate that’s more than five times the increase in California’s inflation rate. And in just the last two years, the proportion of California employers offering coverage fell to 63 percent from 73 percent.
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