Brokers say health premiums are rising so sharply that, in some states, increases are in the triple-digits and overall might be among the worst yet.

And, what's more, they blame the premium inflation almost entirely on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The figures come from Morgan Stanley's health care analysts, who conducted a survey of 148 brokers. On average, they said, increases are in excess of 11 percent in the small group market and 12 percent in the individual market. But some states show increases 10 to 50 times that. All of this, analysts concluded, is "largely due to changes under the [PPACA]."

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