An Experiment Designed to Fail: The New Medicine

Starr, Paul
April 1975
New Republic;4/19/75, Vol. 172 Issue 16, p15
Criticizes the inadequacies of the Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) Act enacted by the U.S. Congress. Opposition from the American Medical Association towards long-term reforms in the field of medical service; Report that government regulation instituted in the name of reform that nevertheless tends to lock the medical system into its existing structure; Fact that HMO program had been seen by many as the groundwork for long-term reorganization; Level of public demand for prepaid health plans; Discussion on possible loopholes in HMO legislation.


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