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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Focusing on the Workplace Benefit

AUTHOR:

The Vision Council

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

The Vision Council

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2008

PUBLICATION:

The Vision Council

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

The presidential election demonstrated that our health care system is at a crossroads: the rising cost of health care and health insurance coverage are top concerns for most Americans, and our political leaders appear poised to consider reforms. Studies show that in 2007 health care expenditures in the United States surpassed $2 trillion and are expected to reach $4 trillion by 2016.  As Americans watch health care costs skyrocket, employer-based health coverage takes on more importance. Yet, at the same time, employers struggle harder and harder each year to maintain those benefits.