Health Care Cost Growth Benchmarks in 5 States

Health care cost containment is critical to the longevity and effectiveness of states’ health care systems. Setting a total health care cost growth benchmark is one way states can assess spending patterns and work to maintain a more sustainable path forward. Five states have implemented this approach and may serve as examples for other states to follow and improve.

In a new JAMA Health Forum article, Austin and I discuss using health care cost growth benchmarks as a way to control state-level health care spending. Read more here.

Research for this piece was supported by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

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