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Four years ago, the work of reforming the American health care system to provide affordable, quality health care to more Americans hadn’t started. Today, thanks...

Dec 20, 2012 Blog Post
Geographic Variations in Hospital Charges in California

The rising cost of health care consumes a growing share of household, business and government spending. Research shows that not all increases in health care...

Jul 12, 2012 Report

We’re seeing change happening across a swath of issues we’re working on, with major implications for the future. This spring we’ve been working to document...

May 16, 2012 Blog Post

The Kaiser Family Foundation just released a great new report that documents how the federal Affordable Care Act of 2010 is already reducing the cost...

Apr 27, 2012 Blog Post

In today’s LA Times, columnist David Lazarus writes about what patients and health care consumers would lose if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the...

Apr 24, 2012 Blog Post

Despite passage of new federal health care legislation, the nation will still need to address the problem of health care expenses that have been increasing...

Mar 31, 2010 Blog Post
How Streamlining Billing Can Reduce California's Health Care Costs

California’s health care system is broken. Costs are rising faster than either inflation or wages, and wasteful spending is a major culprit. Inefficient and duplicative...

Jul 15, 2009 Report
How an Efficiency Standard for Health Insurers Can Reduce Overhead and Deliver More Patient Care

The money that insurance companies spend on inefficient administration, billing and marketing – instead of medical care for their enrollees – contributes to the high...

May 15, 2009 Report
How Spending on Unnecessary Treatments, Administrative Waste, and Overpriced Drugs Inflates the Cost of Health Care in California

California spends billions of health care dollars on unnecessary treatments and services, administrative waste, and overpriced, sometimes harmful, medications. Researchers, pundits and health care professionals...

Jun 22, 2008 Report

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