Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs) are usually promoted
as a demand management tool that gives consumers incentives to
economize on medical expenses. Making Health Spending Work takes
the concept one step further and shows how MSAs can be used to
design a publicly funded system that incorporates market
dynamics. MSAs can bring efficiency enhancing incentives to the
supply side, creating consumer choice and empowerment with a
public system that meets Medicare's key principles.