Bruce Japsen, a contributor for Forbes, wrote about this news, noting “the group joins an already crowded field of national and regional coalitions of employers.”
NBCH Board Chair Karen van Caulil was able to offer insight for Japsen's article:
“Employers should be thinking not only about how they can work together to drive prices down, but also how they can push to improve quality and change the payment and delivery of care. Our coalitions have been doing this work for years in their respective markets and have the regional intelligence and boots on the ground to make a difference. Many of the companies engaged in this new alliance are not involved in the regional coalitions and we would welcome them to play a more active role to bring about change in the communities where their employees live and work.”
Karen van Caulil, board chair, National Business Coalition on Health, and President & CEO, Florida Health Care Coalition.