The CDHP Trickle

February 2009
HealthLeaders Magazine;Feb2009, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p58
The article discusses issues related to consumer-driven health plans (CDHP) in the U.S. It states that consumers do not understand the tax-free savings accounts that are linked to CDHPs and few health plans are providing cost and quality information to allow consumers to compare doctors, hospitals and treatment options. Paul Fronstin, director of the Employee Benefit Research Institute health research and education program in Washington D.C., says that the savings accounts have not been around long enough to measure success or failure.


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