Controlling Health Care Spending Growth

Drivers of health care costs and slowing the growth in health care spending.

Uninsured Work Group issue brief providing comments on the limitations of certain proposals to address the drivers of health spending growth and highlighting those proposals with significant potential. (September 1, 2008)
State Health Committee testimony, and related slide presentation, discussing rising health care costs in the context of health reform proposals to address the problem of the uninsured, including some of the drivers of costs and the considerations necessary to assess the impact of any potential cost control measure. (May 30, 2008)
Consumer Driven Health Plans Work Group issue brief answering several common questions about HSAs, including: what are the different types of consumer driven health plans; who is choosing these types of plans; what impact will they have on health spending growth; and, how will they affect the traditional health insurance market. (October 1, 2007)
Health Care Quality Work Group issue brief exploring definitions and measures of health care quality and examining the pay for performance approach to rewarding improvements in quality, particularly in the Medicare program. (October 1, 2005)
Disease Management Work Group issue brief providing policymakers and the public with a basic background on the financial evaluation of disease management programs and to highlight some of the analytical challenges. (April 27, 2005)
Defined Contribution Health Plan Work Group monograph providing an actuarial model to illustrate the impact of CDHPs on health costs. The monograph examines the theoretical impact of a shift to CDHPs on the various health care system participants. (January 31, 2004)