(AP) — Millions of Americans are finding out this month that the price of their health insurance is going up next year - as it did this year, last year, and most of the years before that.
And it's not just that the price is going up, it's that it goes up faster than wages and inflation, eating away at our ability to pay for other things we want (beer, televisions, vacations) or need (rent, heat, food).
Does it have to be this way? Why does health care grow so much faster than almost any other spending category so consistently? And will it ever stop?