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The MA Health Policy Commission's (HPC) tenth annual Cost Trends Report revisits the topic of excess spending, expanding the scope and updating research to quantify major categories of excess spending in the current health care market.

With this and other analyses in this report, the HPC highlights opportunities to slow spending growth while maintaining, or even improving quality. A complementary set of policy recommendations offers a path for reducing health care cost growth, advancing health equity, and promoting affordability for businesses (particularly small businesses) and households in Massachusetts.