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IS EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE FAILING AMERICANS?

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It’s a quiet crisis that has flown under the radar: Job-based health plans have become unaffordable for a growing share of the 156 million Americans who rely on them. Rising health care prices have led to soaring deductibles and out-of-pocket costs, prompting hard decisions: Half of American families with job-based plans say they ration trips to the doctor, bypass the ER, and leave prescriptions unfilled, according to a recent survey by the Los Angeles Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation.