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Jennifer Benz March 7, 2013 1 min read

What your employees are seeing and reading in the mass media

We know the ins and outs of the health care system—what works and what doesn’t work. And one of our biggest challenges is that the average person out there, a.k.a. your employees, has no idea how the system works, how to navigate it, which doctors to go to or which providers are best. Just like we’re so happy to be involved with the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative to get better information into the hands of the average person, we’re really excited about the recent attention of this Time magazine article and this documentary that’s airing on CNN. And any time Jon Stewart is talking about health care, we’ll listen.

Mark your calendars for this documentary Sunday night.

This Sunday, March 10th at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST and 8 p.m. PST/11 p.m. EST, CNN will be airing the award-winning documentary, “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare.” Through the real-life experiences of physicians and patients, the documentary reveals flaws in the notion that the health care delivered via America’s patchwork of facilities, practitioners, and insurers offers good value for its outcomes. See the trailer for Escape Fire here.

Time magazine’s longest article ever is worth a read.

Steven Brill’s article, “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us,” examines the high costs of health care and why the health care marketplace (or lack thereof) perpetuates these exorbitant prices.

In this interview, Jon Stewart speaks with Steven Brill about his article.

Jennifer Benz

Jennifer Benz, SVP Communications Leader, has been on the leading edge of employee benefits for more than 20 years and is an influential voice in the employee benefits industry.