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Christopher Flavelle

Obamacare Isn't Driving Up Health Costs. Really.

Costs are down, in aggregate, but some Americans may be feeling a pinch.
Double your premiums and call me in the morning.

Double your premiums and call me in the morning.

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After I wrote last week that the Affordable Care Act is achieving its goals without raising the cost of employer-based insurance, many readers wrote to tell me I was out of my mind.

"My family workplace premium went up last year 30 percent and is going up again in January another 21 percent," wrote Bill Alston. "I had better insurance and much lower rates before all this mess started."