This is news?
Did anyone else notice how yesterday’â€™s announcement that health care premiums were rising at 7.7% was treated as such a big story? I got “breaking news” emails from most of the lists I subscribe to, and it was treated as a major item by today’â€™s newspapers. The angle was that premiums are rising twice as fast as wages, although in the full stories it was usually noted somewhere that the rate of growth is slowing.
This really isn’t news, never mind BIG NEWS. I wonder whether the focus on comparing premium increases with salary increases was what made everyone jump.