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The Transformation of Competition in Health Care

Health care market competition is changing. Under the old paradigm, employers and insurers acted as consumers’ agents in the market, organizing and defining their choices. More and more, consumers are expected to act as their own agents. Are we witnessing a fundamental shift in responsibilities in health care markets, and what are the implications for health care quality and value?

Friday, Dec. 2, 2005
Ronald Reagan International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

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