Costs, Quality, Access, and More: The Challenges of Providing Healthcare to Employees

Business leaders discuss challenges of providing healthcare to employees and what has changed in the last few years.

Employers are the single largest provider and purchaser of healthcare insurance in the United States and they represent a potential force for change in the US healthcare system. In order to control costs and provide better care to their employees, employers have been banding together through local coalitions. Many coalitions across the country have coalesced under the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions.

At the National Alliance’s recent Leadership Summit, held at the end of June in Pittsburgh, we spoke with some of the leaders about key issues facing employers in healthcare and how those top concerns may have changed over the past few years.