U.S. News & World Report: Investing in Community to Cut Health Care Costs

California is spending much more of its budget on health care costs than on “community conditions” such as education, environmental protections and social services that could improve residents’ well-being and help decrease those same care expenses, according to a new report.

“Like many states and the families that live in them, California is feeling the pressure of rising health care costs on its budget, forcing tradeoffs in spending on programs that matter equally much as health care in terms of their impact on community well-being and the population’s health,” according to the report, released Tuesday by think tank the Lown Institute and the national foundation Well Being Trust.

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