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Setting the bar for hospital prices
Modern Healthcare

North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell, who oversees the health plan serving the state’s teachers, lawmakers and other workers, is facing a problem all too familiar among the nation’s employers. Employee healthcare costs are climbing at a rate the state can’t sustain, while workers’ premiums are eating up more and more of their paychecks.

Spending on medical and pharmacy services for the nearly 730,000 employees and their families is increasing by about 7% each year.