Suing HMOs Won't Improve Care

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Suing HMOs Won't Improve Care

Commentary
January 4, 2000

Abstract

[Los Angeles Times] With Republican presidential hopefuls John McCain and George W. Bush the latest to join the bandwagon to expand patients' ability to sue health plans, momentum is building for change. But going too far could undermine the large savings already achieved by the national shift to managed care and, worse, make it harder to upgrade health care and deliver it more safely.

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