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Rising healthcare costs are pressuring patients
Rising healthcare costs are pressuring patients

Coping with ever-increasing medical bills is frustrating — and getting more so. A recent survey by private health insurance exchange EHealth highlights the pressure Americans are feeling. It found that more than 6 in 10 people say they're more worried about the financial effect of expensive medical emergencies and paying for healthcare than about funding retirement or covering their kids' education. People who get health insurance through work and on their own have seen their costs rise dramatically over the last decade. According to the Commonwealth Fund, a New York think tank, annual increases in work-based health plan premiums rose three times faster than wages...

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