Reporting from Washington —As employers struggle with rising healthcare costs and a sour economy, U.S. workers for the first time in at least a decade are being asked to shoulder the entire increase in the cost of health benefits on their own.
The average worker with a family plan was hit with 14% premium increase this year, pushing the bill to nearly $4,000 a year, according to a survey by the nonprofit Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust.
That is the largest annual increase since the survey began in 1999 and a marked change from previous years, when employers generally split the rise in the cost of premiums with their employees.
Tell me again about Obama's health reform package that was passed??????????
And they wonder why we are pissed, we the "base?" Hell, the regular people, not the base, not the liberals, not the lefties, they are the ones Bush, and now Obama, fuck over and over and over.
If no one is willing to work for an end to this crap, an end to the lies, you better start watching movies from the 1940's to get a clue how life will be for a while.