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Mass. falls from top in heath care costs

Premiums in 2010 ranked 9th most expensive in nation

By Chelsea Conaboy
Globe Staff / November 17, 2011

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Massachusetts families no longer have the most expensive health insurance premiums in the country, according to a report being released by The Commonwealth Fund today. After holding the unenviable top spot in 2008 and 2009, Massachusetts fell to No. 9, behind Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Washington, D.C. Analysts say it is too soon to tell whether the report reflects a one-year blip in the data or lasting success in controlling the growth of health costs through market changes and government regulation.

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