NEW May 1, 2019
Re-examining the Health Care Cost Drivers and Trends in the Commonwealth — A Review of State Reports (2008–2018)
Over the last ten years, dozens of state reports have examined the factors behind rising health care costs in our state. This analysis revisits the findings of our previous report, published in 2016. We highlight common findings among state agency reports, concluding that provider prices remain the most significant factor driving health care costs, challenging the affordability of health care for consumers and employers and the state’s ability to meet the cost benchmark.