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Financing the efficient delivery of medical services while reducing costs for consumers as well as health care providers is among the most challenging domestic policy problems many countries face. RAND addresses health economics issues through innovative, high-profile research in an effort to improve the efficiency of health care organizations, reduce costs for providers and consumers, and improve financing in health care markets.

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    Four Strategies to Contain America's Growing Health Care Spending

    Nov 15, 2012

    In its second term, the Obama Administration can restrain further health care spending growth—without compromising quality—by employing four broad strategies: fostering efficient and accountable providers, engaging and empowering consumers, promoting population health, and facilitating high-value innovation.

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    Cost and Coverage Implications of the Affordable Care Act

    Apr 26, 2013

    The ACA's goal of expanding access to health coverage has implications for health care costs at many levels: how it will affect individual decisions to obtain insurance, employer decisions about offering coverage, and government spending.

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