Health insurance products are undergoing rapid change. Greater patient cost-sharing is replacing managed care as the mechanism to try to control rising health care costs, and higher deductibles and personal health spending accounts are increasingly popular features. It is unclear how these new consumer-directed health plans (CDHP) influence use and quality of medical care, especially for the sick and poor. This grant provides support for a large-scale study of the impact of CDHPs. The project will produce 19 deliverables, including chart books, research briefs, reports, and journal articles. It will also produce important findings about the impact of CDHPs on utilization, coverage, and quality. The California HealthCare Foundation has committed slightly over half of the total cost of this project.
Amount Awarded $2,000,000.00
Awarded on: 8/15/2006
Time frame: 8/1/2006 - 2/28/2011
Grant Number: 57576