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Health Care Cost Hikes Increasing, Expected to Continue

October 3, 2011
The key difference between the Kaiser Family Foundation and Aon Hewitt surveys is that the KFF survey included more fully insured plans, 40 percent, and more small and midsize firms, 85 percent, with fewer than 5,000 workers. More than 75 percent of the data from the Aon Hewitt survey was collected from large, self-funded employers with employee populations of more than 10,000.
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Bariatric Surgery Yields Economic Payoff

August 25, 2011
While the health results for bariatric surgery and the dramatic weight loss that usually follows is clear, a doctor and his colleagues have found that there is a societal economic benefit as well: many previously unemployed patients get jobs after they lose weight.
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