Why does
health care cost so much?

And what are we doing about it?

Americans pay far more for health care than any other country in the world. The problem is huge — to the tune of nearly $3 trillion a year.2 We all feel it through high medical costs. If we’re going to tackle the problem of rising costs, we need ideas big enough to meet the challenge. See why costs are soaring and how Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is working on initiatives that make a difference.

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See what else we're doing to rein in rising health care costs.