What Legislators Need to Know About Hospitals and Health Care Affordability

Focus Area:
Sustainable Health Care Costs
Health Care Costs Accountability Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs

Drawing on the Peterson-Milbank hospital financial analysis guides, this slide deck explains how rising hospital spending is driving health care spending growth. It outlines policy options to help contain hospital spending growth, and why understanding the financial health of a state’s health systems should inform policy choices designed to improve the affordability of health care.