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HSAs Are A-OK
Andy Laperriere, Wall Street Journal, 1-24-05

Laperriere endorses President Bush’s plan for controlling health care costs by putting patients in control of their own routine health care spending through Health Savings Accounts. Currently, “most patients have no idea how much medical procedures, tests, doctor visits or even prescription drugs actually cost” because someone else inevitably pays the bill.

“The bottom line is this: The biggest beneficiary of consumer-driven health care will be the patient. Not only will consumers benefit from lower health care costs, but HSAs will inevitably shift decision making away from employers and insurance companies to patients, who will have more control over one of the most important aspects of their lives – their own health care.”



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