Many of the available consumer-driven healthcare plans (whether they are spending-account or tiered-model plans) are now categorized as high-deductible health plans. These plans are currently the fastest growing plan options on the market, growing over 25% in the past decade. Although they are low in cost, members’ willingness to access care in a high-deductible environment have brought about valid quality of care and access to care concerns.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a high-deductible/consumer-driven health plan? How would you best explain these points to your employees if your organization were changing to this type of coverage? Explain these items in a 200-word peer-reviewed source supported analysis (vs. posting opinions). Remember to use in-text citations in your post.

Your posts will be graded on how well they meet the Discussion Requirements posted in the “Before You Begin” section”. Please review this section, as well as the discussion scoring rubric.

 
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