Managed Care - 1 Managed Care Managed care in the United...

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1 Managed Care Managed care in the United States is the result of a failed health care system. According to Du Pré (2005), “About 93% of U.S. residents and about 95% of U.S. physicians now participate in managed car plans.” Managed care plans were invented to make health care more affordable. With managed care there are pros and cons from a consumer’s perspective, a caregiver’s perspective, and an organizations perspective. From a consumers perspective cost savings versus freedom to choose have to be weighed. In managed care programs there is no deductable and the consumer does not have to pay a portion of the bill; the consumer pays a set monthly premium and a $15 co-payment when he sees a physician, according to Du Pré (2005). The managed care alternative ensures the
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2 Managed Care consumer a lower total price compared to traditional insurance programs. With the lower price tag there are fewer choices for the consumer on who provides him with medical care. The managed care option has set physicians that the consumer is allowed to visit. A consumer may be
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course HCA 230 230 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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