March 3, 2015

THE ENTIRE KEY TO CONTROLLING COSTS:

Employees not benefiting from slower growth in healthcare costs (NOAM N. LEVEY, 3/03/15, LA Times)

American workers already struggling with stagnant wages are being saddled with higher medical bills even as employers reap the benefits of a sustained slowdown in the growth of healthcare costs, a new report indicates.

While employees' insurance premiums and out-of pocket medical expenses shot up 21% from 2007 to 2013 to an average of $3,273 a year, employers' total healthcare costs rose only 14.5%.

"Almost everyone in the health system is realizing savings, but employees' costs are rising," noted the new report from the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning Washington think tank.

They need to rise faster, which universal HSAs would achieve..

Posted by at March 3, 2015 4:21 PM
  

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