Traces the growth of managed care as a mechanism for curbing excessive growth in health costs, and the controversies that have risen around for-profit health care. This title examines decentralization in US health care, and the absence of comprehensive health care planning, access rules, and minimum health care benefit standards.
Summary of the challenges of the managed care system
Offers a theoretical framework to improve access to quality but affordable health care provided in a competitive market environment
Calls for cooperation and a shared responsibility by all parties involved in health care