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A monthly report covering health care plan design and legislative changes                   Volume 49, Number 7
 

In This Issue


Employers Charged More For Health Care Due To Low Medicare and Medicaid Payments

24% of respondents reported they are now offering a consumer-directed health plan (CDHP) as a benefit option.


Employers Trying New Approaches To Control Health Care Costs


Small Employers With Poor Benefits Risk Losing Employees

Of the small company employees surveyed, just 29% indicated they are satisfied with their employer-provided benefits, and only 16% said their employer is effective in educating them about benefits.

The group also called for the creation of a "core" package of physical, mental, and dental health benefits that would be established using a fair, independent, transparent, and scientific process.


Government Panel Advocates Basic Universal Health Care


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