Health Care Spending Growth and State Policy Options

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Jan 28, 2003


R. Andrew Allison, Ph.D.,

Charles L. Betley, M.A.


This Forum Brief was prepared as background material for a January 2003 Kansas Health Policy Forum. The brief discusses reasons for the growth in health care spending, the outlook for the future and what the increases mean for Kansas. Also, the brief examines potential policy options for states to address public and private costs.

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