Chronic disease cited in 9% increase in health insurance premiums

Chronic disease cited in 9% increase in health insurance premiums

A new survey of businesses found that annual premiums for a family of four climbed to $15,000 this year. The Kaiser Family Foundation, which releases the annual survey of employer-paid insurance, reported an increase of 9 percent, up from 3 percent last year. The report also documented a dramatic decade-long rise for both employers and employees.

See Judy Woodruff’s video report on PBS.org:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/july-dec11/insurance_09-27.html