Health Payer Intelligence November 19, 2020
Hannah Nelson

Employers listed hospital and drug prices as major threats to employer sponsored health plan affordability and called for new regulations.

Employers called for healthcare price regulation and transparency to ensure employer-sponsored health plan affordability in the annual Pulse of the Purchaser survey conducted by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance).

The survey, which was conducted online during August and September 2020, was designed to collect insights on best practices and benefit reform. The data is based on responses from 165 employers from across the country.

Drug prices are of great concern for employers, with 90 percent indicating that unregulated drug prices are a threat to the affordability of employer-sponsored health plans. Consequently, 94 percent of respondents indicated...

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