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Health care experts at Wausau conference say insurance costs likely to go up


A health care reform conference about changes coming to our health care system produced some sobering news about insurance premiums.

The Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service hosted a day-long forum in Wausau Friday.

It was designed to educate people about the changes expected when the federal health care insurance marketplace goes into effect.

Experts said it will likely mean higher premiums for most families.

"A family of four making $65,000 a year, is still going to have to pay $6,000 a year, $500 a month for health insurance on the exchange, after the subsidies and that's going to be for a plan with a $2,000 deductible, per person," said Health Policy and Strategy Associates President, Robert Laszewski.

The forum featured medical experts, physicians and people from our area concerned about their insurance plans.

Organizers said about 400 people attended the conference.

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