Factors Fueling Rising Health Care Costs What makes health care so expensive?

Health care costs continue to skyrocket. Many factors contribute to these steadily increasing expenses, but for the average consumer, the reasons for their thinner wallets are anything but clear.

“The Factors Fueling Rising Health Care Costs 2008” is a report prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers on behalf of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). It examines cost drivers in the health care marketplace, analyzes how health insurance premium dollars are being spent, and highlights the need for physicians, hospitals, drug companies, employers, and consumers alike to work together to help lower costs, improve health outcomes, and make our health care system more efficient.

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