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What employers can do to accelerate healthcare reform
Health Leaders Media

To move from a reactive posture to a proactive leadership position in driving health care reform, large employers have a lever at their fingertips that they have not often deployed in procuring health care: their purchasing power. Providers and health plans are service suppliers paid by employers. Employers can readily apply market forces and supply-chain tools to improve the performance of both. Some large employers are doing this: They have used their purchasing power to engage their major providers and health plans to join them in a collaborative process aimed at eliminating waste.