Consumer-Driven Health Care: Evidence from the Field

Start Date: 
September 15, 2006

Co-Sponsored by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) initiative and The Commonwealth Fund.
Conducted by AcademyHealth.
September 15, 2003 - Wyndham City Center, Washington, D.C.

A webcast of this event is now available on, a free service of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Along with the webcast, a transcript and related resources are also available.

Presenters' slides are now available. Please note that these slides contain early evidence about the prevalence and effects of consumer-driven health care products. The presenters will likely be revising the information for journal publication. Accordingly, data from the slides should not be cited or distributed without prior approval from the presenter.

The purpose of this meeting was to share new study results about the implications of consumer-driven health plans on risk selection, cost, utilization, and employees' health benefits experience. Insurers, employers, and representatives from consumer-driven health plans provided their perspective on the research findings.