For the most part, employers have succeeded in holding the line on health care costs for employees over the last few years. But for employees, the premiums keep taking a bigger bite out of their paychecks.

The evidence comes from the latest Commonwealth Fund study. The nonprofit tracked trends in employer-sponsored health insurance over the last decade, gleaned from data from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau and annual federal surveys of employers.

The survey revealed that premiums for family coverage have leaped ahead 73 percent over the past decade, and that employee contributions to their premiums rose by 93 percent. Deductibles at both large and small companies more than doubled.

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