The Law and Your Health

Basics of Managed Care

How is managed care defined?

Under managed care specific doctors, hospitals and other health care providers agree with the insurance company to give you medical care at a reduced cost. In return, all members use that specific list of doctors and hospitals.

>>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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