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Mass. falls from top in health care costs

Premiums in 2010 ranked 9th most expensive in nation

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 number nine, behind Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Washington, D.C., and four other states.

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 insurance costs through market changes and government regulation.

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