Massachusetts health insurance costs slow

August 13, 2012

More good news for people in the Bay State — the rise in health insurance premiums is less than half of what the increase was a year ago (2.1 percent vs. 5.5 percent) and is part of a new two-year slowdown in price increases.

This comes as Gov. Deval Patrick signed new legislation to tie the growth in spending on health care to the growth of the state’s economy through 2017, and then a half percent lower.

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