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Study: Workers' health coverage burden jumps in a decade

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A new report from the Commonwealth Fund says U.S. workers' portion of health insurance costs increased 93 percent over the past 10 years.

The amount that workers contribute toward premiums climbed from $606 in 2003 to $1,170 in 2013, the nonprofit health care research group reported Tuesday

The average amount of a deductible soared almost 150 percent, from $518 in 2003 to almost $1,300 $1,273 in 2013 and the portion of workers with deductibles on their plans grew from 52 percent to 81 percent last year, the group said.

Although health care costs are taking bigger bite out of most American's paychecks, the report noted that growth in the increase of premiums slowed from more than 5 percent between 2003 and 2010 to just a little more than 4 percent following passage of the Affordable Care Act.