The healthcare industry is in a unique position relative to the provision of health care benefits to its employees. It is not only a provider of healthcare services, but also a purchaser of insurance to cover those services.

This week’s assignment is to write a 500 word essay describing the dilemma faced by the industry relative to health care benefits. Your essay should include:

  1. A general discussion of each of the topics including why health care benefits are important.
  2. A discussion of types of healthcare benefits offered to healthcare employee.
  3. Examples of health care benefit cost saving programs and how they work. Support your position by citing the text or other researched sources. Be sure to identify all sources.