Seven ups: Factors driving healthcare costs

There are seven factors that are driving up U.S. healthcare costs, reported Kaiser Health News. They include the aging of the population, the current structure of payments for care and the overall lack of information that allows consumers to make informed decisions about how they use healthcare services. "There is no one villain in the battle against rising healthcare costs," KHN said. Article

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