Exchange glitches and government shutdown politics aside, it turns out that the biggest concern that America’s workers have about the impact of the Affordable Care Act is still very much cost — direct, rising prices for health care insurance, over the next few years.

That’s the consensus of a survey released Oct. 22 by the National Business Group on Health, representing more than 375 large employers across the country. Of the 1,500 or so regular, front-line, employer-insured workers surveyed just before the Oct. 1 debut of the exchanges, more than half say they’re convinced that their premiums will increase significantly in the next year, and even more see increases over the next three years.

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