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A state report says our premiums rose 9.7 percent between 2009 and 2011, while the value of that coverage shrank 5.1 percent.
A state report says our premiums rose 9.7 percent between 2009 and 2011, while the value of that coverage shrank 5.1 percent.

Shocking news today about health insurance in Massachusetts. Just shocking. Prices are going up. Benefits are going down.

Okay, it's not shocking at all. But a state government report out today shows just how much less we're getting and how much more we're paying.

The study by the Center for Health Information Analysis found that between 2009 and 2011, the cost of health insurance went up almost ten percent, while the amount of benefits declined five percent.

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Stuart Altman, professor of national health policy at the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. He is a health economist and one of the nation’s top experts on health care policy and served as an advisor on health care policy for the 2008 Obama campaign.

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WBUR "If you have the feeling you’re getting less coverage from your health insurance even though it’s costing you more, there’s proof today you’re right."

This segment aired on August 14, 2013.

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