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Survey finds jump in health insurance cost for individuals

New York Times, June 22, 2010

Even as the nation was debating whether to overhaul the health insurance market, people who were buying coverage on their own were experiencing sharp increases in the cost of their policies, according to a survey. Those surveyed said they were faced with premium increases averaging 20% when they last sought to renew their coverage, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit health policy research group, which conducted the survey in March and early April.