Why Are Health Costs Rising?

NCPA Analysis on why health care cost have been escalating. The primary conclusion – third party payers drive up cost. However, when consumers of health care pay the bills – the primary example is cosmetic surgery – costs have stayed in check.

As consumer driven health care reform can keep costs down, it should not surprise you that Wal-Mart – the largest private employer – is adopting a consumer driven model in its health care plans.