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The Benefits Of Managed Care

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The topic of health care policy has been at the center stage of U.S. politics for almost a decade now, but since the 1990’s a form of health care coverage called managed care has been how millions of patients receive care. Managed care plans are contracts between health care providers and medical facilities with the aim of providing care to patients at reduced costs. These plans have taken much of the decision making regarding patient’s health from the doctors and placed it in the hands of the insurance companies who have progressively restricted the amount of treatments and medical services they cover. In 2011 the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted a six-state study to quantify the denial rate of prescribed treatments for patients
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