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Where employers use quality control to shape healthcare
Where employers use quality control to shape healthcare

Forty miles north of Seattle, in the largest building in the world, Boeing assembles its biggest commercial airliners. Thousands of workers on a 98-acre factory floor piece together hulking wings and fuselage pieces, miles of electrical wiring and millions of rivets on a production line so precisely choreographed that Boeing can roll out a new jet every other day. The largest plane built here, the 747, has some 6 million parts. With similar attention to detail, Boeing has helped shape medical care in and around Seattle, one of the healthiest regions of the country. Employer-provided coverage is the backbone of the U.S. health system, with more than half of Americans getting insurance...

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