Provides overview of issues regarding health care costs and spending and considers whether U.S. spending levels are desirable or affordable for society. Examines U.S. spending from the international perspective, the value of spending on health care, and distribution matters. Discusses policy options for addressing health spending and costs issues, including changing health care, changing Federal programs, and using insurance and tax subsidies to make health care more affordable for individuals and families.
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