Sustainable Health Care Costs

Rapidly rising health care costs are burdening states, employers, and families and crowding out spending on other priorities. As a result, a growing number of states are seeking solutions to improve health care affordability.

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Rachel Block

To help states achieve more sustainable health care costs, the Milbank Memorial Fund focuses on implementing policies such as setting and monitoring a statewide health care cost growth rate target, all-payer and insurance regulation of health care prices, and stronger oversight of health care provider mergers.

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