TITLE

The health care crisis: Not about coverage, but cost

AUTHOR(S)
Quinn, Richard D.
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;May2007, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on issues concerning medical care costs in the U.S. He comments on high-deductible health plans (HDHP) and health savings accounts (HSA). He explains the link between HDHP, HSA and employee benefits, with an emphasis on long-term savings. The author claims that addressing health care cost and system problems can improve health care coverage.
ACCESSION #
25013460

 

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