Premiums for family health plans hit $15,745
(AP)—There's a new health care survey, and at first it sounds like good news about insurance costs.
Premiums for job-based family health plans went up just 4 percent this year, says the Kaiser Family Foundation's annual report, released Tuesday.
But hang on to your wallets. Premiums averaged $15,745, with employees paying 27 percent of the cost, more than $4,300.
That's a glaring reminder that the nation's problem of unaffordable medical care is anything but solved.
Kaiser president Drew Altman calls it a "very moderate" increase, but adds that even a modest increase feels big when wages are flat or falling.
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