Health spending is the biggest financial issue facing the nation. Over the past decade, health care costs have risen over three times faster than wages, squeezing family budgets and imposing a burden on many employers. The growing costs of Medicare, Medicaid and other public health programs are major contributors to the long term fiscal challenge facing the federal and state governments and any serious study of the drivers of increasing health costs is hampered by lack of access to timely, detailed data.
With this challenge in mind, we are proud to establish the Health Care Cost Institute with an aim of becoming the nation’s leading source of information on U.S. health care costs.
HCCI will be objective, independent and non-partisan and will regularly produce research to improve the general public’s understand of health care cost drivers and provide focus and direction to policymakers, regulators, analysts, consumers and other specific stakeholders.
We hope you’ll sign up for updates, follow us on Twitter, and check in with us regularly as we work to inform public policy decisions regarding the cost and quality of health care in America.
Professor Martin Gaynor
HCCI Governing Board