New Report Shows Spending On State Sponsored Healthcare Services Growing Slower

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A new report says as California spending on healthcare skyrockets, state spending on programs and services that keep people healthy and prevent illness has grown far slower. Benjamin Miller with the Well Being Trust says state spending has wasted billions on overpriced services and unnecessary care.

The Well Being Trust and Lown Institute report shows that from 2007 to 2018, state budget spending on health care grew by 146%, while spending on social services, public health, environmental protection, and education increased by just 39%, on average. California now spends just 68-cents on community conditions for each dollar spent on health care.