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Many employers to raise cost of health benefits, survey finds

Washington Post, September 16, 2009

As businesses contend with rising costs, many workers face an erosion of health benefits next year, according to an annual survey released by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust. Forty percent of employers surveyed said they are likely to increase the amount their workers pay out of pocket for doctor visits. Almost as many said they are likely to raise annual deductibles and the amount workers pay for prescription drugs.