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Health Care Costs Crush Cities & Towns

As Massachusetts figures out ways to make the new health care reform law a reality, there's one factor that's not in the equation: insurance for employees of cities and towns.

Those costs are rising out of control and there's no relief in sight, according to a new study out today. The Boston Municipal Research Bureau finds, for instance, that the city's local insurance bill has increased by 92 percent over the past six years, while the rest of its spending has risen by 18 percent.

The Bureau's president is Sam Tyler. He joins Morning Edition host Bob Oakes.

This program aired on November 30, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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