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Health insurance premiums on the rise

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The cost of employer-paid family health insurance jumped again this year. However, it increased at a historically low level. That's according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust. 

Premiums for a family of four increased four percent to $15,745 this year. Possible reasons for the slowdown: more families going without medical care because they can't afford it and the rise in high deductible plans that require families to pick up more of the cost. Last year, premiums spiked nine percent from the year before. 

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