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No big cost rise in U.S. premiums is seen in study

New York Times, December 1, 2009

The Congressional Budget Office announced that the Senate health bill could significantly reduce costs for many people who buy health insurance on their own, and that it would not substantially change premiums for the vast numbers of Americans who receive coverage from large employers. The eagerly awaited report provided Democrats with ammunition against Republicans who have criticized the bill on the ground that it would raise costs for a majority of Americans, the New York Times reports.