Different Factors Cited for Rise in Health Care Costs
Health economists, hospitals, health plans, physicians and other health care stakeholders attribute the continued rise in health care costs to a variety of factors, ranging from Americans' declining health to consumers' demand for high-cost tests and prescription drugs.Â
"No-Limit Health Care Spending in U.S. Hitting Its Limits" (Calvan, Sacramento Bee, 9/18).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.