Each year, the U.S. government dedicates 8% of the economy toward healthcare, and as the population ages and per-capita healthcare costs rise, forecasters expect health care spending to continue to grow. Public financing of the U.S. healthcare system, including payments to public employees’ health benefit programs, is largely borne by state and local governments.
After Medicaid, benefits payments are state and local governments’ second-largest health-related cost making a well-managed benefits program critical to effectively stewarding taxpayer dollars.
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