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Premium Blues

The cost of employer-sponsored health coverage increased faster than wages in every state between 2003 and 2011, a new Commonwealth Fund analysis found. Employees’ share of premiums of family coverage hit $3,962 in 2011, a 74 percent jump from 2003. The total average premium cost for family coverage reached $15,022 in 2011, an increase of 62 percent from 2003.