Future of CDH may be in the past

Whiddon, Robert L.
February 2006
Employee Benefit News;Feb2006, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p1
The article presents expectations on the consumer-driven health (CDH) plans in the U.S. James Robinson, professor at the University of California, believes that managed consumerism will combine the principles of CDH and managed care. A barrier to the transition of Kaiser Permanente to offering integrated CDH and managed care plan is its very physical presence. Tiered pharmacy benefits are a good example of the traits of managed consumerism.


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