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Study: Health costs to rise nearly 10%

AP/Yahoo News, June 17, 2008
Employer healthcare costs are poised to rise almost 10% in 2008, more than double the annual inflation rate. And it will likely increase nearly that much again in 2009, according to study by PriceWaterhouseCoopers. The report said the two factors driving the increase were a hospital building boom, and an increase in the expenses those with insurance are paying for those without.