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Outrageous Health Costs

Fight Back Against Outrageous Health Costs

Rising healthcare costs are a critical policy issue: governments make trade-offs to pay for Medicare and Medicaid, employers limit salary increases to pay for health coverage, and families across the country make tough choices every day about getting the care they need. Check out our infographics series to learn more.

You Can Help

  • Take action to end surprise medical bills in your state.
  • Did you sign up with Covered California for coverage in 2015 or 2016? Share your story

 

Get Informed

  • Find the best values when shopping:

•  Best Buy Drugs – finding good value

•  Choosing Wisely – procedures to avoid

•  Consumer Reports Hospital and Health Plan Ratings (free)

Waste

Waste

Overpriced Tests

Overpriced Tests

Ridiculous Markups

Ridiculous Markups

High Price Variation

High Price Variation

High Premiums

High Premiums

Lower Pay

Lower Pay

Dangerous Hospitals

Dangerous Hospitals

Poor Coordination

Poor Coordination

Reforms Needed

Reforms Needed

Americans are angry about high healthcare costs.
Issues