Consumer-Driven Health Care

March 2006
Indiana Business Magazine;Mar2006, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p38
The article focuses on the so-called consumer-driven health care system in the U.S. Evidence indicates that majority of those enrolled in high-deductible health plans make better decisions with regard to how they access and purchase health care. The author believes the consumer-driven healthcare is here to stay.


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