“We’ve already realized cost savings from these strategies and now we’re seeing costs climb again because the heart of the problem — the cost of care itself — has not changed,” Krause said.

I couldn’t agree more! We need to lower the cost of healthcare in Minnesota and my bills SF 3, The Patients Right to Shop Act; SF 13, Hospital Billing Transparency requirement; and SF 131, Facility Fee Disclosure requirement, will help do that.

Health costs surge for Minnesota employers, employees

Employers’ money-saving strategies have run their course, a study suggests.