Yet another citadel of knowledge has weighed in on whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will lead to higher health insurance premiums.

The Rand Corp. says rates generally will not be higher as a result of the act's implementation, as now configured.

Moreover, Rand found that workers at firms employing fewer than 100 workers are expected pay almost 6 percent less in premiums in 2016 than without the health care reform law.

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