John C. Goodman Ph.D.

Curing the Healthcare Crisis

What Large Employers Are Doing

Some are encouraging patients to become savvy shoppers

Posted Sep 19, 2013

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]

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