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Editorial: Unhealthy waste of money

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We’ll start with the good news on health care: A survey released Tuesday indicates that annual premiums for employer-provided health insurance rose just 4 percent last year, one of the slowest paces in years. Now for the bad: The average cost for a family plan has risen to $15,745. Hard to imagine a middle-income family trying to come up with even one-quarter of that — the typical worker’s share — without blowing a hole in ...

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September 13, 2012
5:36 a.m.

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The system was set up like this on purpose. Its a money grab.

September 13, 2012
11:16 a.m.

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My wife and I would be thrilled to only pay $15,745 per year for health insurance compared to the $23,806 per year that we pay. And they want to repeal the Affordable Care Act which would provide us the opportunity to pay as little as the $15,475 they pay? It's their I've got what I need and you're on your own plan.

September 13, 2012
3:02 p.m.

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It strikes me as crazy that you would think that the best way to trim wasteful spending in the health care field would be to have the federal government more in control.

September 15, 2012
7:49 a.m.

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Excessive health care costs are mainly due to the for-profit private insurance companies. We need to get profit margins out of heath care