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Did you know comprehensive primary care saves total medical costs?

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Tons of data show comprehensive primary care (not typically found in the US) lowers costs, improves quality & satisfaction. Most companies let their insurance company define benefits, usually low quality. (Insurance profit is % of total, when total goes up, so does their profit.)
https://www.managedcaremag.com/archives/2008/6/conversation-barbara-starfield-md-mph-evidence-base-primary-care

Typical net savings is 10-20% of global health benefit costs (or more if you roll Workers' Comp into the plan.)

What are companies doing to improve primary care for their employees?

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Len Green
Title: Performance Improvement Consultant and E..
Company: Haygarth Consulting LLC
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(Performance Improvement Consultant and ERP Strategist, Haygarth Consulting LLC) |

Peter,

Why should companies do anything?
Why don't people take the initiative-it's their bodies, their health?
I don't need my employer to tell me, I think I should take the lead.

I realize I am being provocative, but...

Peter Liepmann
Title: Consultant
Company: Just me
(Consultant, Just me) |

Len,
It depends whether companies want to save money on benefits. Most employers pay a substantial amount of employees' health costs. The average cost of a family policy is ~$17,000/yr now. Knocking off $1700 per employee could add up pretty quick, it seems to me.

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