Compensation and Benefits

What Drives Rising Health-Care Costs?

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Government leaders across the United States are concerned with rising health-care costs — but what are the root causes of those large and persistent annual increases that we all have learned to take for granted? Understanding those forces could help you better understand the strategies you need to contain the cost of your employer-provided health benefit.

This makes any steps a local government can take to mitigate cost critical to the long-term financial sustainability of the organization. The good news is that solutions to create significate and sustainable cost reductions exist, and local governments are likely to be able to find an approach suited to their individual needs.


  • Publication date: August 2016
  • Author: Mark Mack
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