Healthcare costs to increase 7% for large employers
Large employers expect their health insurance costs will increase 7 percent next year, according to a survey conducted by the National Business Group on Health. "Rising health care costs continue to plague employers at an alarming rate," said Helen Darling, the association’s president and CEO. "Although cost increases have stabilized somewhat, they are still on a higher base from last year and are simply not sustainable, especially when our nation's economy and workers' wages are virtually flat and everybody is struggling." Instead of fixing this cost problem, healthcare reform likely will make it worse, Darling said. That’s because of the mandated benefits required by the law and its administrative requirements, she said.
- Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013
- How Digital Strategy Shapes Patient Engagement at Boston Children's Hospital
- CFO Exchange: Smartphones Poised to Disrupt Healthcare, Says Topol
- CNO on Hospital Redesign: 'You Can't Over-Communicate'
- Some Cancer Hospitals' Quality Data Will Soon Be Public
- CA Powers Up $80M HIE to 'Create Value in the Data'
- TJC Warns Hospitals of Deadly Medical Tubing Mistakes
- 3 Traits Personality Assessments Can't Reveal
- PA Ranks See 'Phenomenal Growth,' Lack of Diversity
- Consumerism Drives Healthcare Branding, Rebranding Efforts