This category is for sites concerning attitudes towards managed care. Managed care is a hybrid of the insurance and health care industries. In the United States, the most well known types are health maintenance organizations (HMO), preferred provider organizations (PPO), and point of service (POS). Pure health insurance is not managed care, and the phrase indemnity coverage is often used to distinguish it. Other nations which have some form of managed care organizations include India, South Africa, and the Philippines. In some of these nations, the phrase medical schemes is used when referring to the business and insurance aspects of managed care.

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Almanac of Policy Issues: HMOs and Managed Care
Links and background information on Health Maintenance Organizations and public policy affecting managed care.
New York Times - Large H.M.O. to Make Treatment Guidelines Public
Report on the 2003 legal agreement of Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest nonprofit health maintenance organization, to publish on its Web site the guidelines developed and used by Kaiser's doctors for treatment of hundreds of diseases, and the way it pays doctors, including financial incentives. (January 24, 2003)
Washington Post: Special Report on Managed Care
Background information and related stories on managed care and the American public's attitude towards it. (February 23, 1999)
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