Americans’ salaries can’t keep up with rising medical costs

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Americans are spending more of their paychecks on health insurance because stagnant wages aren’t keeping up with spiraling medical costs, according to a new study. A report being issued Wednesday by The Commonwealth Fund, a nonpartisan research foundation, found that premiums and deductibles grabbed 6.5  percent of workers’ paychecks in 2006, growing to 8.4 percent…

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