News at 11.
While this years premium increase was lower than in the past (average 10.4% increase per year from 1999-2009)...about 5% higher for single, and 3% higher for family premiums, workers contributions rose to 19% from 17% for single coverage, and 30% from 27% for family coverage.
Interestingly, since 2000, premiums have risen 114%, but the employee contribution has risen 147%.
This is problematic, and is not really addressed in the current legislation. At least not adequately, but only time will tell if the implementation of certain measures will lower preimum increases even further, or stagnate them eventually.
paper recently done at Kaiser is outstanding, and a must read for those trying to understand this a little better.