Can Consumer-Driven Plans Reshape Health Care In U.S.?


NCPA to Release New Consumer Survey at Capitol Hill Briefing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 20, 2004) – Industry insiders have predicted that consumer-driven health insurance plans would revolutionize the U.S. health care system within the next few years, and companies already offering Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) say the trend already has started.

A survey examining the new HSA plans and offering some insight into how consumers are reacting to them will be released at a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) on April 21 in Room B-318 or the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

The survey was conducted by eHealthInsurance.com and examines the effect of HSAs on the health care industry and the economy, especially focusing on costs to consumers:

NCPA President John C. Goodman, whom the National Journal and The Wall Street Journal have called the “Father of HSAs,” will lead a panel of speakers that includes representatives of leading providers of consumer-driven health insurance plans.

WHAT: “Is Consumer-Driven Health Care Reshaping the Health Care System?”

A Congressional briefing sponsored by the NCPA

WHERE: Room B-318, Rayburn HOB, Washington, D.C.

WHEN: April 21

9 a.m. – 11

WHO: John C. Goodman, Ph.D. – NCPA President

Bill McInturff – Partner & Co-founder, Public Opinion Strategies

Stuart Slutzky – Senior Director, Destiny Health

Robert Hurley – VP & COO of HSA Products, eHealthInsurance.com