Greg Bonnen, Chair
Senfronia Thompson, Vice Chair
Eddie Lucio, III
Examine the primary drivers of increased health care costs in Texas. This examination should include a review of:
(1) current health care financing strategies;
(2) fragmentation of the care delivery administrative burden;
(3) population, health, and social factors that contribute to rising rates of chronic disease and poor health;
(4) insurance coverage and benefit design;
(5) lack of transparency in the cost of health care services;
(6) regional variations in the cost of care;
(7) consolidation and lack of competition in the provider and insurance markets;
(8) health care workforce capacity distribution; and
(9) fraud, abuse, and wasteful spending.
|• Study opportunities to better coordinate how public dollars are spent on health care.|
|• Identify emerging and proven delivery system improvements and sustainable financing models that could reduce the cost of health care.|
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