How CDHPs are impacting drug spending
When consumers are given the keys to a consumer-driven health plan (CDHP), what route do they take? Do they put on the brakes and reduce their medication usage? Do they change gears and switch from brand name to generic drugs? Do they alter the way they interact with health care providers? Do they avoid emergency medical care? The answers to these questions impact how everyone in the health care spectrum — from providers and pharmaceutical companies to employers and policymakers — make decisions about the future.