Having someone else pay for your medical care is the most expensive way to pay for it because it adds insurer overhead costs to the cost of the actual service. Colorado’s private sector began switching to consumer directed health policies (CDHPs) when they became more widely available in 2003. CDHPs encourage cash payment for inexpensive and predictable care. Health savings accounts (HSA) qualified plans save excess funds in tax-free accounts that accumulate until retirement.
For a different one-pager against ObamaCare see: “What does the health care bill mean to you?” by the National Center for Policy Analysis.
- Employers & employees save big with HSAs
- HSA-qualified plans: lower costs, more preventive care
- Will health “reform” kill HSAs & high-deductible insurance plans?
- Land O’Lakes employees happy with consumer-directed insurance