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Florida health care costs soar, report says



Health care premiums in Florida went up 121 percent in the past decade while wage growth increased by only 43 percent, according to a study released today by the White House.

The report is part of an increasingly aggressive campaign by the Obama administration to get political support for health care reform. "The status quo of rising premiums is simply unsustainable," said Vice President Joe Biden, "for families, for businesses, for state budgets, and for our national economy."


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:19pm]


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