US employers see healthcare costs escalate
This article was originally published in Clinica
US health maintenance organisations (HMOs) can no longer hold the line on medical spending and instead are contributing to escalating healthcare costs, according to a survey released last week by the human resource consulting firm, William M Mercer. Employers saw their healthcare costs soar by 11.2% in 2001, the biggest increase in 10 years as the average cost of healthcare benefits rose from $4,430 per employee to $4,924.
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