Employee Healthcare: Framework for the Future
Five Steps to Master for Better and Cheaper Employee Healthcare: Free Report
We want health care to be abundant, effective, easy, and cheap; for too many of us too much of the time it is scarce, ineffective, maddeningly difficult, and far too expensive. It has become an unspeakable burden to employers, a cost beyond their control, an ever-growing tax, a sap on productivity—and starting in 2014, carrying that burden will no longer be optional. Employers will have to carry it or be fined.
But these very pressures are creating a revolution in healthcare that offers a practical way out for employers, a way that offers better healthcare, and better health, to employees, at a lower cost to both employees and employers. This revolution in health care is emergent, it’s happening now. It’s not simple, it’s complex. It’s hard to explain, it’s sometimes hard even to notice, even if you’re doing a piece of it. It’s not political. It’s not about rationing. It’s not about abating symptoms, it’s about healing the system, because the dysfunction in health care is deeply systemic.
I’ll tell you what I feel about the future of healthcare: If somebody doesn’t pull a rabbit out of a hat some time real soon now, we are in serious trouble.
The good news? There is a hat, and it has a rabbit in it. Handfuls of rabbits.
Here at Imagine What If, we are seeing things that are so encouraging that it warranted a special report. A new shape for healthcare is emerging in a wide variety of new forms and models. What they have in common is that they have the capacity to actually drive healthcare to become not only better, but far less expensive than it is today. Yes, cheaper: Not just “bending the cost curve” to a lower level of medical inflation, but driving the cost downward.
Employers, as major customers of healthcare, and as buyers for other major customers (their employees) play a key role in this revolution. They have a far more intimate relationship with the customers than the other big buyers do, and they have a lot at stake, but they have a great deal more flexibility than health plans or government policy-makers. Finally, now, they are finding ways to use their market strength to force changes in healthcare.
The free report we have prepared lays out the background, the underlying trends that are shifting healthcare’s direction at light speed. Then it details the five strategies that employers can use, which together will lower their healthcare costs while helping their employees be healthier: Healthcare that is both better and cheaper. That’s the goal, and it is within reach.
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