Gary Scott Davis was quoted extensively by Managed Care Magazine in a May 2005 story about consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs). Mr. Davis held that for such plans to achieve cost savings, "They can't simply say to the consumer, 'Take responsibility.' Many people would argue that that is naïve at best and — at worst — irresponsible." He noted that consumers too often feel that CDHP decisions are made only for the good of the plan: "When consumers feel that they are getting the short end of the stick, that the only reason they are being told to do something is because it's going to benefit the plan in a pecuniary manner, they are not apt to follow that advice." Mr. Davis added that for CDHPs to be successful, it can only be "where the consumer is confident that...recommendations are coming from the plan strictly in terms of what's in the best interest of the patient. And that will be a challenge."