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Employers today find themselves at the center of a seemingly unwinnable struggle. Health care costs are rising; employer-sponsored health insurance is a $900 billion per year market. Starbucks, for instance, spends more on health care than coffee beans, and GM spends more on health care than on steel. But they are willing to make the investment because they know that a healthy, happy workforce is as valuable as any part of their supply chain — on par with, if not more valuable, than coffee beans and steel. 

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