The Myth of Managed Care

August 2009Articles Mercer Business Magazine

Copyright 2009, Mercer Business Magazine. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.

With health care reform proposals being debated, Elizabeth Litten explores the complexity of the managed care system and what exactly, when "managed care" means complex contracts, actuarial analyses that must include the common and mundane with the rare and catastrophic risks of injury or illness and more terms of art with varied meanings than the most brilliant linguist can decipher, we get in exchange for the "management" of our health care.

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