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Employers project 'steady' premium increases at 6 percent
By Christopher Snowbeck
From Minneapolis Star Tribune on Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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The results come from the National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit association of more than 400 large employers. The report on survey results says the rate of increase is holding steady despite big jumps in the cost of specialty pharmaceuticals.

In a statement, Brian Marcotte, the president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, notes the painful, perennial contrast between health care cost inflation and the rest of the economy.

"Costs are still running at more than twice the rate of inflation and general wage increases, thereby threatening affordability," Marcotte said. "These cost increases, while stable, are both unsustainable and unacceptable"