The Law & Your Health

Basics of Managed Care

Managed care, including HMOs, is becoming increasingly important in American health care, and is increasingly regulated by the law.

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How is managed care defined?

What are some of the concerns with managed care?

How does this affect me?

What are the states doing to ensure that patients get the care they need within the managed care system?

What are some specific legal protections for consumers?


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