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To cut costs, new health care systems must reward — health
The Mercury News

California is experiencing a health-care affordability crisis. Businesses large and small are struggling to pay spiraling health care costs. The state government is cutting billions from public health care spending for children, seniors and the disabled. Families are being forced to make difficult financial choices, and many are going without needed care. The Affordable Care Act created a framework that could be used to ratchet down rising health care spending, and dozens of state-based proposals aim to improve health care affordability. What is missing is a strategic vision for an affordable, high-quality health care system for California.