Why health care costs continue to rise?

HHS recently released an extensive report that summarized:

“The report highlights several problems that make health insurance less affordable, including:

  • Hospital and physician consolidation.
  • State “any willing provider” laws and other practices preventing health plans from establishing Centers of Excellence and encouraging enrollees to use high-performing providers.
  • States’ scope of practice laws that require a physician to perform procedures that could be delivered by other health care professionals.”