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CU testimony on Impact of “Consumer-Driven” Healthcare on Consumers

Employers, who provide health insurance for about 60 percent of the U.S.
population, are increasingly under pressure to constrain their spending on health
insurance premiums, which have been growing in recent years at an annual rate of 5 to 8
percent. This pressure is aggravated by the recent weakness in the economy.