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Health Care: Employers Pass Increased Costs Onto Workers

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Reporting from Washington --Strained by rising healthcare costs and the sour economy, U.S. employers are pressing workers to shoulder the added burden alone as employees pay higher insurance premiums and more out-of-pocket expenses for their medical care.

The average employer-provided family health plan now costs workers nearly $4,000 a year, up 14% from last year, according to a survey by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust.

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