December 1, 2011
This synthesis examines how cost-sharing affects the use of services, whether some patients are more sensitive to cost-sharing than others, and whether reduced use of services as a result of cost-sharing has an effect on health outcomes.
May 6, 2013
This study examines two factors that might account for slower health spending: job loss and benefit changes that shifted more costs to insured people.
September 2, 2009
This commentary addresses the differences between cost shifting and cost cutting and identifies the reasons why health care in the United States is more expensive per capita than the health care of any other nation.
July 1, 2011
U.S. health care costs continue to rise, with per capita costs already the highest in the world. Higher prices, worse efficiency and the cost of insurance administration are the leading reasons U.S. costs are higher.