Empowering Patients through Consumer-Driven Health Care

2006 Virtual Mentor  
Consumer-driven health care refers to plans in which employees manage their own health care dollars rather than cede control to third parties, as they do with traditional health plans. These new coverage options empower patients to express their priorities and preferences and to make trade-offs between heath care and other uses for their money instead of having these choices made for them by others.
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