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Obamacare's latest trend: sticker shock

Obamacare's latest trend: sticker shock

Americans rank health costs as their top financial concern, according to Gallup. That's not likely to change anytime soon. Health insurers are requesting massive premium hikes for next year -- some in excess of 50 percent. This shouldn't come as a surprise. The Affordable Care Act has been driving up costs since its creation. And thanks to a new wave of mergers among health insurers prompted by Obamacare, America's health cost crisis will only grow worse. Premiums are skyrocketing nationwide. Regulators in Oregon just green-lit a 25 percent increase for Moda Health Plan. A popular Utah insurance plan is seeking a 45 percent increase. Blue Cross Blue Shield is...

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