AEI | Short Publications | Banks: The New HMOs
AEI | Short Publications | Banks: The New HMOs: "A transformation is under way in health care that will displace the entrenched giants among the ranks of America's HMOs and pharmacy benefit managers. In their place will be millions of consumers linked by their financial services companies to accounts. These new accounts will allow them to manage their full range of medical benefits in the same fashion that they direct their 401(k)s.
The impetus for this change is a Trojan horse buried inside the new Medicare law. Explicit language in the new law enables a health plan and drug plan to be offered by any well-capitalized outfit adept at marketing and able to bare some financial risk. "