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Has health care growth been riding a wave of faulty demand?


In this age of consumer-driven health care, will Americans react like retail consumers—switching aggressively to generic drugs and shopping around for cheaper docs? Or will they act like car buyers—reducing their purchases of health care, avoiding doctors, and letting prescriptions go unfilled?

Likely to be a combination of the two.  Free generics and Health 2.0 tools make the former scenario plausible.  Employment cutbacks make the latter probable.

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