Health Care Costs

Health care affordability is key for access to care and health equity. The Center for American Progress researches and supports policies that would lower health care costs for consumers and make health care more affordable and efficient. The following research and analyses outline opportunities to lower health care costs.


The Behavioral Health Care Affordability Problem Report
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The Behavioral Health Care Affordability Problem

Policymakers could make behavioral health care, including mental health services, more affordable and accessible by enforcing network adequacy and parity provisions, lowering patient costs, and making networking with insurers more attractive for providers.

Nicole Rapfogel

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