Workers to Pay Even More for Health Care in 2009

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Next year, American workers will be paying even more than they already do for co-pays and deductibles.

U.S. News & World Report just reported on the results of a survey performed by the Mercer consulting firm. The survey found that “59 percent of companies intend to keep down rising health care costs in 2009 by raising workers’ deductibles, copays or out-of-pocket spending limits.”

According to Mercer, health care costs for 2009 rose 5.7 percent, which was the same for this year. In 2007, the figure was 6.1 percent. These figures are still not very encouraging because the rising cost of health care is growing faster than inflation or workers wages.

Very bad news indeed!

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