The growth in health care costs has slowed down, but not nearly as much as consumers and policymakers would hope.

A new report authored by Xerox based on a survey of health insurers and benefit managers notes that higher health care costs cause employers to shift more of those costs to employees. The report finds that the cost of private health insurance increased between 7-8 percent last year, based on the type of plan. That is still far greater than the rate of inflation.

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