OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry Analysis It appears the era of managed care is waning. Payers - both public sector and private sector - seem to believe that the health care cost savings possible through a managed care model cannot be increased. The numbers seem to support this contention. The cost of employer-sponsored health benefits increased 13.9%, 11.2%, and 9.2% in the years 2003, 2004, and 2005, respectively, with the cost of corporate health benefits now outpacing the cost of wages. This has . . .
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