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  •  Premiums have indeed gone up (0+ / 0-)

    while the rate of increase of actual spending on health care has decreased. Note I did not say that spending had decreased but it is coming closer to leveling off. That disconnect should be concerning for everyone.

    Whether this is just a temporal association or a cause and effect issue, however, is unclear.

    Things that could increase premiums that have been implemented under the law include the requirement to have insurance available to family members up to the age of 26, and some of the costs of preventive services, which are now (supposed to be) covered without copays.

    The increase in premiums is a huge problem but I'm not sure it's tied to the law.

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    by stitchmd on Sat Jun 02, 2012 at 06:29:10 PM PDT

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