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Medical Savings Accounts: Findings From Insurer Survey

Published by the Government Accountability Office on 1997-12-19.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

                 United States General Accounting Office

GAO              Report to Congressional Committees




December 1997
                 MEDICAL SAVINGS
                 ACCOUNTS
                 Findings From Insurer
                 Survey




GAO/HEHS-98-57
      United States
GAO   General Accounting Office
      Washington, D.C. 20548

      Health, Education, and
      Human Services Division

      B-278697

      December 19, 1997

      The Honorable William V. Roth
      Chairman
      The Honorable Daniel Patrick Moynihan
      Ranking Minority Member
      Committee on Finance
      United States Senate

      The Honorable Bill Archer
      Chairman
      The Honorable Charles B. Rangel
      Ranking Minority Member
      Committee on Ways and Means
      House of Representatives

      The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
      established a demonstration of Medical Savings Accounts (MSA) and
      directed GAO to contract for a study of MSAs, including consumer choice
      and the scope of high-deductible plans purchased in conjunction with
      MSAs. We competitively awarded four contracts to companies with
      experience in health economics, health insurance, and actuarial science
      and selected Westat and its partners to complete a study of insurers’
      response to MSAs.

      The first phase of that study has been completed and is included in this
      report. The final report of the MSA study will be submitted, as provided in
      the law, no later than January 1, 1999.

      Please contact me at (202) 512-6806 or William J. Scanlon, Director, Health
      Financing and Systems Issues, at (202) 512-7114 if you or your staffs have
      any questions.




      Richard L. Hembra
      Assistant Comptroller General



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