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Health care was the largest driver of state and local expense growth between 2005 and 2015, adding up to $929 billion in spending. (Photo: Shutterstock)

As health care costs continue to rise, it’s not just employers and consumers that are feeling the burn. State and local governments are also having to make some difficult financial choices.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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