Creating the Health
Care System Employers
are Proud to Offer
PBGH operates as a change agent designing, implementing and spreading innovative programs and best practices to increase health care value.
Creating the Health
Care System Employers
are Proud to Offer
PBGH operates as a change agent designing, implementing and spreading innovative programs and best practices to increase health care value.
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Our strategies incorporate a wide range of approaches, but all are informed by a single imperative:

Helping you receive the greatest value from every health care dollar your organization spends.

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Covered California, CalPERS and Purchaser Business Group on Health to Launch Sweeping Quality Improvement Project to Modernize Primary Care for Californians

Covered California, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) are partnering to launch a pilot program to promote improvement in primary care which will benefit all Californians.

Purchaser Business Group on Health Launches New Company, Emsana Health, to Develop Solutions that Meet the Specific Needs of Large Employers

Frustrated by Unmet Needs and Out-of-Control Costs, National Employer Group Launches a New Company and its First Business Unit, EmsanaRx, a Pharmacy Benefit Manager Built by Employers, for Employers

Vast Majority of Large Employers Surveyed Say Broader Government Role Will Be Necessary to Control Health Costs and Provide Coverage

Most business leaders favor increased anti-trust enforcement, prohibitions on anti-competitive practices, capping drug and hospital prices in non-competitive markets; a public option and lower medicare eligibility age seen as viable options.

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Cap on drug price hikes for privately insured sparks battle

Workers and families with private health insurance would reap savings on prescription drugs from a little-noticed provision in President Joe Biden’s sweeping social agenda bill. It’s meant to break the cycle of annual price increases for widely used medicines.

Mark Cuban-Owned Company Launches Pharmacy-Benefit Manager

A pair of new companies are being launched to tackle high drug costs, the latest sign of employer frustration with the middlemen, known as PBMs, whose job it is to keep down the spending.

Employers Eye Shifting Health Care Needs During Pandemic

Health care costs rise every year, but the nation’s biggest employers still see insurance coverage as an important benefit to provide.

New bill aims to clamp down on hospital anti-competition tactics like ‘all-or-nothing’ contracts

New bipartisan legislation aims to outlaw several practices employed by hospitals critics say harm competition, including requirements for payers to contract with affiliated providers.

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Member Benefits

We are a purchaser-only coalition of the country’s largest and most influential private employers and public purchasers working to create the health care system organizations are proud to offer American workers. We harness the clout and concentrated power of our members to deliver impressive results rarely seen in the health care market, including avoided unnecessary procedures, reduced waste, payment reform and an overall reduction in total cost of care.