A new study shows the dramatic impact of rising cost of health care on national familybudgets.

The study by the Commonwealth Fund found that the averageAmerican family spends 10.1 percent of its income just on health insurance premiums and deductibles, upfrom 6.5 percent a decade ago.

The average annual total premium for family coverage is now$17,322. For an individual plan, the average employee pays $1,255 a year in premiums.

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