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The cost curve is bending because of increased provider engagement, more effective provider contracting, value-driven plan design and spillover effects from public program initiatives. (Photo: Shutterstock)

There is good news and bad news for the average American family’s health care costs, according to the 2018 Milliman Medical Index.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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