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Small businesses in Massachusetts bridle at health insurance hikes

Boston Globe, November 16, 2009

At a time when the nation is struggling to rein in healthcare costs, many small businesses in Massachusetts say they are receiving the largest premium increases in years for their Jan. 1 renewals. Insurers in September said they expect to raise premiums an average of 10% next year, but some employers are facing increases that are double or triple that, or even higher, the Boston Globe reports.