Putting out a business magazine is a creative venture and, as in all such efforts, much happens that isn't planned. I am often surprised by how articles that are assigned to different writers at different times wend their lonely routes toward the same destination — one that wasn't on the horizon during the planning stage. Lately, all roads (or article research, anyway) seem to lead to consumer-directed health care.
A frequent theme in this, our September issue, is patient adherence, which I suppose can be seen as a suburb of CDHC. Adherence points to that mythic hero, the educated and involved consumer, who is the cornerstone of a system that proponents promise is of the consumer, for the consumer, and ultimately by the consumer. (That's if you don't see CDHC as just some old-fashioned cost shifting in sparkling, trendy clothes. I suspect that when it all plays out there will be substantial evidence for both views.)