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Healthcare costs increase strain on families, studies find

New York Times, September 25, 2008

Two studies released Wednesday provide further evidence of the toll that healthcare is increasingly placing on working families, even for those with health insurance. A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that employees were continuing to spend more in medical costs, including their share of yearly insurance premiums. And a study by the Center for Studying Health System Change found nearly one of every five families had problems paying medical bills last year.