CEO – John Blanchard, MD
If you own or run a business, you have a problem. We call this problem the employer dilemma. The dilemma is that you have to provide a good healthcare benefit because that attracts and retains top talent in employees value their health care benefits even higher than their salary in many cases. So, you have to provide a healthcare benefit that your employees love but you also have to provide one that you can afford. Unfortunately, healthcare benefits have become increasingly unaffordable for employers, and it’s gotten to a crisis. The cost of healthcare, healthcare inflationary rate has risen at twice the rate of inflation for decades and that rate of inflation is only going to accelerate in the coming years so that’s a big problem for employers. How do you deal with the fact that you have to provide great benefits to be competitive for the very best talent in the marketplace, while at the same time keeping your health care costs down? What many employers have done to deal with this since the Affordable Care Act was to increase cost shifting to their employees in the form of deductibles and premium contributions in co-pays. Unfortunately, that only devalues the health care benefits that your employees love the most. So, that’s not a good plan. It makes you less competitive for talent in the marketplace. The only way to solve this problem is by deploying advanced high value direct primary care. There’s no insurance centric solution to solving this problem. You can’t just move the money around the table. You actually have to reduce the total cost of care from the provider side and that’s what we do in advanced, high value direct primary care.
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