‘Waiting for its Uber moment’: High costs of healthcare are turning big companies into activists (AMZN, JPM)
|05/16/2018||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- Employers — who pay for the healthcare of more than half of the non-elderly population in the US — are feeling the effects of high healthcare costs.
- Over the last year, some of these companies have started taking a more active role in their employees’ healthcare plans, with one CEO who runs an on-site clinic calling them “activist employers.”
- Instead of waiting around for costs to come down, employers are proactively testing out new technology and putting more pressure on other parts of the healthcare industry by negotiating better deals.