As employers take a larger role in controlling and reshaping how health care is delivered, the changes will have a ripple effect across the entire health care landscape. (Photo: Shutterstock)

As midterm season edges closer, talk of health care reform once again gets louder.  If Democrats have their way, we’ll all be on the fast-track to a single-payer system. Meanwhile, Republicans are doing their best to undo the ACA. 

All that political chatter, however, means very little to those who are already shouldering a significant share of the health care burden–employers paying for their employees’ health insurance plans. Government regulation is slow to pass and slow to take effect. As such, employers have been busy finding their own solutions, making the entire health care regulatory debate even more irrelevant with each successful change.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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