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.