Hollywood and the Evil HMO Empire
- John Q.: How Real Is This Horror Story? Kluger, Jeffrey; Bjerklie, David // Time;3/11/2002, Vol. 159 Issue 10, p44
Reflects on the film 'John Q.' and how it relates to the troubles facing the health-care industry in the United States. Difficulties related to HMOs; Issue of insurance coverage for transplants and other 'medically necessary' procedures; Coverage by Medicaid or Medicare.
- Hospitals help keep America secure. Hupfeld, Stanley // AHA News;5/20/2002, Vol. 38 Issue 18, p4
Discusses the role of hospitals in maintaining social security in the U.S. Status of medical care service for the poor; Criticism on the portrayal of the health care system in the motion picture 'John Q'; Role of hospitals in disaster management.
- HMOs in Hollywood. Gegax, T. Trent // Newsweek;7/29/2002, Vol. 140 Issue 5, p14
Discusses efforts by health maintenance organizations (HMO) to improve their public relations by campaigning the entertainment industry. Impact of the motion picture 'John Q,' starring Denzil Washington on public perception of HMOs; Plans for an advertising campaign for the American Association...
- New era dawns for health care consumers. Lord, Jack // Employee Benefit News;Nov2001, Vol. 15 Issue 14, p48
Reports the care companies stand in making decisions for their patients as guardians of cost efficiency in the United States. Increase in the individual benefit plan; Impact on the delivery of health benefits; Creation of health plans.
- Hangover cure. Doyle, John M. // Modern Physician;Jul2000, Vol. 4 Issue 7, p54
Part II. Examines how some organizations are creating cooperative endeavors to effectively deliver quality healthcare in the United States in the 21st century. Problems facing health systems; Examples of physician-health system relationships; Creation of clinical leadership councils.
- Taking the mission for granted. Andrews, Raymond S. // AHA News;04/26/99, Vol. 35 Issue 16, p6
Comments on the focus of health care organizations in the United States on profit rather than on their commitment to a mission of community service. Abuse of an aphorism authored by a nun on the mission of a community of service; Focus on the mission as a means to ensure survival of health care...
- Perception, reality differ on HMO outlay. Geisel, Jerry // Business Insurance;10/14/2002, Vol. 36 Issue 41, p4
Reports the perceptions about health maintenance organizations plan in the U.S. Percentage rate of premium dollars for medical care; Ramification of the health care policy; Understanding of the distribution of health care expenditures.
- California to rate physician groups. Benko, Laura B. // Business Insurance;10/21/2002, Vol. 36 Issue 42, p38
Reports on the improvement of health care quality by health maintenance organizations (HMO) in the U.S. Factors determining the development of HMO quality; Importance of health care report card; Establishment of health plans for HMO members.
- More trouble with managed care. // Consumers' Research Magazine;Sep95, Vol. 78 Issue 9, p20
Reports on the implications of policies of health maintenance organizations to consumer health care. Cases culled from newspapers and studies of government agencies in the United States; Instances of care denial; Overloading caused by resource constraints; Questionable methods used to recruit...