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Obamacare pushes health insurance costs up: Where to take your gripes

Columnist David Lazarus answers your consumer questions in this one-minute video.

Kathleen says the cost of her health insurance has soared. She wants to know why -- and who she can complain to.

Kathleen isn't alone. A lot of people have seen their health-insurance premiums rise in recent months, and there's a reason for this.

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Obamacare.

That's not to say all such rate hikes are unjustified. In most cases, the costs are rising because the quality of the coverage is improving.

The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance meets certain standards, and some plans are going up in cost for the simple reason that they're complying with the law.

For more, plus who's taking complaints about such things, check out today's Ask Laz video.

If you have a consumer question, email me at asklaz@latimes.com or contact me via Twitter @Davidlaz.

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