Health care's future: Call it something other than consumerism

Phelan, Peter
June 2007
Employee Benefit News;Jun2007, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p9
The article explains the practice of consumerism in providing employee health benefits in the U.S. According to the author, advocates of health care consumerism say that it is a way of reducing waste and poor allocation of scarce resources. He claims that the advantages of the health care consumerism model are great for employees to let a suboptimal name get in the way. In addition, the author suggests to convey empowerment, efficiency, affordability and prevention to deal with the issue.


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