What's the Cure?

McKimmie, Kathy
March 2002
Indiana Business Magazine;Mar2002, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p22
Focuses on the expected rise in health care costs in Indiana. Problem on increasing drug costs; Idea of employers to abandon defined-benefit programs and move to defined contributions; Cost control solution offered by the Internet-based product Wellpatient.com at Partners Health Plan.


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