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Author Coombs, Jan.

Title The rise and fall of HMOs : an American health care revolution / Jan Gregoire Coombs.

Publication Info. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  362.104 C78    Check Shelf
Description xviii, 412 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-398) and index.
Contents Introduction: American health care insurance prior to 1970 -- Dreams of a medical utopia -- The HMO Act and its aftermath -- Health care in rural America -- Affiliated providers and necessary compromises -- Emerging problems with Medicare and Medicaid -- Entering a management revolution -- Assessing HMO quality and consumer satisfaction in the 1980s -- Idealism confronts realities -- Competing values doom a partnership -- The perils of antitrust in the health care marketplace -- HMOs and public programs in the 1990s and early 2000s -- HMO enrollment growth in the private sector in the 1990s and early 2000s -- Demands for accountability -- Critics and would-be reformers -- Conclusion: lessons from Marshfield.
Subject Health maintenance organizations -- United States -- History.
Health maintenance organizations -- Wisconsin -- History.
Health care reform -- United States -- History.
Marshfield Clinic.
Health Maintenance Organizations -- history -- United States.
Health Maintenance Organizations -- history -- Wisconsin.
Health Care Reform -- history -- United States.
Health Care Reform -- history -- Wisconsin.
ISBN 0299202402 hardcover alkaline paper
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