America bails out on HMOs

  1. hmo's having bad press week. karen

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    america bails out on hmos

    health maintenance organizations, known for their low-cost medical care, were all the rage just 10 years ago. today consumers are bailing out of hmos in record numbers as their costs have risen faster than high-deductible health-insurance plans that offer more doctor choices and services.
    chicago tribune, nov. 20, 2006

    hmos in california losing low-cost advantage
    los angeles times, nov. 30, 2006

    connecticut judge rules against hmos
    hartford courant, nov. 30, 2006
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  3. by   CHATSDALE
    yess i remember

    hmo came into being because the docs were milking the system for all it was worth, requesting unneeded labs from labs that they had a financial interest in, taking kickbacks from pharmacitical companies ordering ot, pt etc whether the pt could benefit or not

    so they we are getting shafted by someone else being at the bottom of the food chain never changes..only the faces of the sharks
  4. by   elkpark
    The thing that has always scared me about managed care is that the old system rewarded for over-treating patients, which is wasteful and bad, but the newer system rewards doctors, hospitals, etc., for UNDER-treating patients.
  5. by   hope3456
    I wish that we Americans didn't have to be so dependant on employers for health insurance. And I hope our new congress cracks down on the health insurance industry.
  6. by   Kyrshamarks
    The funny thing is that everyone hates managed care but if we ever get unlucky enough to get universal healthcare then it will all be managed care. So be careful what you wish for.