In 2009, the co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market Inc. (John Mackey) heated up the financial aspect of the health care debate by going public with his company’s solution to the growing cost of health care: high-deductible health insurance plans and health savings accounts (HSAs). A pdf of that article is attached above. As recently as 2013, the story continues to grab headlines.
Write a reflective essay on the financial pros and cons of Mackey’s ideas, which are known as consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs). Do they really work? Can they solve the problem of escalating health care costs? Focus on the claim(s) that are of interest to you.
Be sure to research Mackey’s claims and take a stand on this issue. – and again support your paper with appropriate references. Use APA form and style. The essay should be between 700 and 1000 words (not including the reference list). This assignment should go in your portfolio.