Hill May 14, 2022
Greg George, Opinion Contributor

Managing health care costs and enhancing mental health benefits will be top priorities for U.S. employers over the next two years, according to a March 2022 survey of over 600 companies employing 10 million workers. The result isn’t surprising: Health care costs have been a significant expense for employers for many years.

With federal mandates on what health insurance can and cannot look like, there isn’t much that states can do to reverse those trends. But there are policies states can pursue that would save money and increase access to health practitioners without requiring mandates or price caps.

The past couple of years has put a spotlight on health care delivery and access. States responded to the pandemic by easing regulations that...

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Topics: Employer, Govt Agencies, Healthcare System, Insurance, Mental Health, Patient / Consumer, Pricing / Spending, Provider, States, Survey / Study, Trends
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