Policymakers want to better understand how much states spend on health care overall, how that amount has changed over time, what is driving it higher, and which policy approaches are containing costs while improving health outcomes.
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Total U.S. health care spending grew relatively slowly in 2013 for the fifth consecutive year, rising about 3.6 percent. By way of comparison, health care spending grew by an average annual rate of 7.3 percent from 2000 to 2008. Read More
For the first time in several years, state and local government health care spending grew relatively slowly in 2013. Read More
The report analyzes key factors driving prison health care costs and outlines strategies states are using to manage costs while preserving health care quality for incarcerated offenders. Read More