Look to hospital spending to reform health system

June 2008
Employee Benefit News;Jun2008, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p40
The author expresses her view with regard to hospital spending in the U.S. in relation to employee benefits. According to the author, the basic problem is U.S. citizens pay many specialist doctors like movie stars, and the U.S. spends twice as much on healthcare compared to other countries. She notes that the U.S. spends more than 50% compared to Australia which is the second-biggest spender. The author believes that if employers will be able to find ways to spend less on health care, they will be able to afford bigger 401(k) contributions.


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