Christine Stuart file photo
SustiNet rally in Hartford this past January (Christine Stuart file photo)

Health Care for America Now, a national grassroots organization for health care reform, released a report Thursday that shows the cost of health care is rising across the nation and right here in Connecticut.

The report found that health insurance premiums for Connecticut working families have gone up 81 percent between 2000 and 2007. In dollars, that means the cost of family health coverage in Connecticut has increased from $7,292 to $13,173, and workers in Connecticut are not making enough money to keep up. From 2000 to 2007, health insurance premiums rose 8.2 times faster than wages.

Click here to read more about the national report and herefor details on Connecticut.