They’re sending their employees to private exchanges, armed with HSAs and HRAs:

Employers are raising deductibles, giving workers health savings accounts that look like 401(k) plans, mimicking the health law’s online insurance marketplaces and nudging patients to compare prices and shop around for treatments. Together the moves could eventually affect far more consumers than the law’s Medicaid expansion or health exchanges aimed at the uninsured and scheduled to open Oct. 1. (Kaiser Health News)

See Walgreen and others.

[Cross-posted at John Goodman's Health Policy Blog]

Recent Posts in Curing the Healthcare Crisis

Why Did Health Spending Slow Down Before It Sped Up?

HSA/high-deductible plans have helped tame healthcare spending.

What Are the Financial Risks of Being Uninsured?

They're probably smaller than you think.

Obamacare's Cost Is Down 8%, but That May Not Be Good News

The CBO says the healthcare reform is looks more like Medicaid than intended.

Why Is Obamacare a Rube Goldberg Contraption?

The president erred by letting special interests control healthcare reform.

Can Obamacare Be Fixed? Part II

Four changes to the ACA would greatly improve the healthcare choices we make.

Can Obamacare Be Fixed?

Four changes to the healthcare law would undo a lot of damage.