June 11, 2007

THE MOST GENEROUS:

Health Costs Push Companies to Set Targets for Workers (TIM RACE, 6/10/07, NY Times)

A recent national survey found many similar examples of such medical supervision by corporate America. “Employers are realizing that a good health care strategy includes health benefits and programs that incentivize employees to manage their own health,” Larry Boress, chief executive of the Midwest Business Group on Health, the nonprofit group that conducted the survey, said in a news release.

This approach represents a shift in thinking about how to get employees to be more responsible for their health care. A few years ago, the vogue term in employee-benefits circles was “consumer-directed health care.” At its most generous, the phrase means that employers help pay for employee health savings accounts, where the money can grow in anticipation of medical needs.


The question for the Left is why we, as a society, should not be that generous with the poor for whom we provide health coverage. They can't give the honest answer.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 11, 2007 7:15 AM
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The "poor" have free health care, but that's not good enough for the compassionates. They want national health insurance so we can catch up with Cuba and the UK.

Posted by: erp at June 11, 2007 8:15 AM
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