Employers Must Fix Health System, Trade Group Says
In a new report, the Bay Area Council --Â a trade group that represents more than 275 large employers in California -- called on business leaders to take steps to improve the health care system. The report recommends that health insurers and self-insured businesses offer incentives to health care providers to keep patients healthy. It also calls on employers to implement incentive-based programs that encourage workers to stay healthy to combat chronic diseases. A Los Angeles Times editorial states that the report helps "promote a more affordable, higher-quality [health care] system" by urging California's employers "to use their health care dollars to start fixing the system." That is "a message from the Bay Area that should be heeded throughout the state," the editorial concludes.
- "California Trade Group Urges Business Leaders To Tackle Health Care Costs" (Gamble, Becker's Hospital Review, 10/20).
- "Taking Health Care Costs Into Our Own Hands" (Los Angeles Times, 10/20).