The Takeaway: Insurance Premiums Surged in 2011; Docs Admit to Overtreating Patients

Posted on 09/28/2011 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayWhat Goes Up … Must Go Up? Health insurance premiums may be slated to rise less next year than they have in over a decade, but perhaps that’s because 2011 saw unprecedented surges. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, annual premiums for some employer-sponsored family health insurance policies surpassed $15,000 this year, a climb of 9 percent over 2010; premiums for individual coverage rose 8 percent. Between 2009-2010, premiums for families and individuals rose just 5 and 3 percent, respectively. Because employers split …