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New Videos: Containing High Costs and Caring for High-Need Patients

Two new Commonwealth Fund videos look at ways the U.S. could lower costs while improving care for some of the sickest Americans.

  • One of every six dollars spent in the U.S. goes toward health care, but the nation isn't getting a return commensurate with this substantial investment. In a new video, “Understanding High U.S. Health Care Costs,” David Squires and Cathy Schoen of The Commonwealth Fund consider the factors driving this high spending and ways the U.S. health system could manage costs and get better value for its health care dollars.
  • In “Serving High-Need, High-Cost Patients,” The Commonwealth Fund's Melinda Abrams and Mark Zezza, along with Jennifer DeCubellis of Minnesota's Hennepin County Health, describe care delivery models for people with complex conditions that have the potential to lower costs and improve health care for all Americans.

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