Focus on the Rising Cost of Health Care
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Reining in health care costs has become a central policy challenge for government and a pressing concern for American businesses, families, and individuals. A substantial body of RAND research has focused on evaluating existing and potential policies to lower health care costs; examining the cost implications of healthy and unhealthy behaviors, with an eye toward promoting health and preventing disease; and improving health system value, reducing waste, and improving the quality of care.
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