Consumer-Directed Health Care
By allowing patients to control and manage their own health care dollars, consumer-directed health plans help individuals become more conscientious consumers of health care. Consumers are able to shop around, compare prices and providers, and select the medical services that are best for them. Doctors are able to repackage and reprice their services, competing for patients based on price and quality.
Consumer-directed health plans include Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs).
What is Consumer-Directed Health Care?
- What is Consumer-Directed Health Care?
- Designing Ideal Health Insurance
- Time, Money and the Market for Drugs
- Employer-Sponsored, Personal and Portable Health Insurance
- Applying the “Do No Harm” Principle to Health Policy
- Consumer Driven Health Care: The Changing Role of the Patient
- Characteristics of an Ideal Health Care System
- Convenient Care and Telemedicine
- Medical Tourism: Global Competition in Health Care
- The Market For Medical Care
- A Framework for Medicare Reform