Employers teaming up to address healthcare
Any consumer who has experienced a major medical event has probably been unpleasantly surprised at America’s high healthcare costs. It can be truly shocking to see the sticker price for surgeries, hospital stays, and prescriptions.
Even one of the richest men in the country, Warren Buffett, can relate. In January, Buffett called healthcare costs “a hungry tapeworm” on the American economy.
Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway, is teaming up with Amazon and JP Morgan to tackle healthcare costs for their employees and, potentially, all Americans.
In other words, three of the country’s biggest employers are teaming up to take on the tapeworm, and Nashville is paying close attention.
Why? Healthcare is Nashville’s biggest industry, and any disruption to healthcare costs will affect the many healthcare companies that call Music City home.