Larkin, Howard
September 2005
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Sep2005, Vol. 79 Issue 9, p44
Trade Publication
This article deals with the reasons behind the decision of companies in the U.S. to reduce health insurance coverage of employees. As employers ask workers to pay a bigger share of insurance costs and as smaller companies drop employee coverage altogether, the number of people in the U.S. without health insurance surges. With health care premiums rising, U.S. businesses are looking for more value for their health care dollar, says Helen Darling of the National Business Group on Health. INSETS: What Employers Want From Their Health Care Investment;Patient-Friendly Billing Improves Self-Pay Collections.


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