Self-funded insurance plans are drawing attention
Large health systems such as
At an event last week,
"You're going to see an employer exchange that will ... have their own product," Iordan said.
"And that one product will be more competitively priced than anything else you've seen in the marketplace up to this point.
It would w'ork with large health systems (both for- and nonprofit) in the state, and
"Tiered networks will only get you so far," he said.
"In a tiered network, that hospital or health system is still competing to get volume from every other hospital."
Which is why
"Its going to be a single product for each member to pick, depending on where they live. And the economics are going to drive it 15 to 20 points below' any other product you've seen," Iordan said.
But the idea already has critics around the state.
One source told
if a company can succeed in driving costs down that way, as has been attempted in direct contracting ideas from Fortune 500 companies, it would have been achieved a long time ago.
Another source told
That doesn't mean
One source says that Ciattarelli only has a shot at the party's nomination because of Guadagno's biggest obstacle: Christie.
"His candidacy sends this message:
The source added that "in a world without
"Impressive record on job creation and business climate issues, and solid political skills," the source said of Guadagno.
Ciattarelli won't likely be the only Republican to try and exploit her connection to Christie, either.
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