Recent private health insurance news has diminished what health security many employees across the U.S. had left: 29% of people with employer-sponsored coverage were underinsured, 25% didn’t fill a prescription for a chronic condition because they couldn’t afford to and 40% said they had to skip or delay health care due to the costs. It’s not just employees feeling the crunch as employers face nearly 20% increases in health plan costs at a time when a recession looms, combined with a tight market for employee retention.

And while there are several factors to blame for the impetus of the unaffordable health care crisis here in the states, there’s one simple route that’s been overlooked that can alleviate a massive burden for employers and employers: Re-emphasizing and strengthening the role of primary care in today’s health care system.

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