Cost and affordability of health care are understandably at the forefront of consumer concerns as studies show rising health care spending across the nation. SHADAC’s work on these subjects ranges from studies involving primary data collection to assess costs of care, such as care coordination costs; to secondary data analyses of individuals who forgo needed medical care or make changes to prescription drugs due to cost; and of increasing premiums and deductibles in our annual employer-sponsored insurance report. SHADAC staff have also modeled the projected use and cost of Medicaid spending on long-term services and supports for Medicaid enrollees.