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Elswick, Jill
April 2004
Employee Benefit News;Apr2004, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p19
Examines the accomplishments of consumer-driven health plans in the U.S. as of April 2004. Criticisms regarding the plans; Impact of the plans on health care costs according Arnold Milstein, a consultant for Mercer Human Resource Consulting; Pros and cons of the plans. INSET: Pros and cons of CDHPs.


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