Post-it notes with health reform cycle Among the issues in ABC’s crosshairs are “surprise” medical billing and repeal of the 40 percent so-called Cadillac tax on employer plans. (Photo: Shutterstock)

With more than 181 million people getting their health care coverage through an employer, and employers forking over more than $725 billion to provide group health coverage, employers certainly have a major financial stake in the question of how costly and how good that coverage is.

To that end, the American Benefits Council, which represents the perspective of large employer health plan sponsors, is joining the Consumers First health alliance, which says in its summary call to action that it “brings together powerful interests from consumers, children, employers, labor unions and primary care providers working to change the fundamental economic incentives and design of the health care system.”

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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