I've been chopped.
Originally Posted by Gay Panda
Sigi, HMO = Health Maintenance Organization. These were supposed to fix the problem with no insurance. As usual with anything the govt comes up with, they've done the exact opposite.
Kaiser? As in Kaiser Permanente? Wonder what his agenda was.
Though some forms of group "managed care" did exist prior to the 1970s, they came about chiefly through the influence of U.S. President Richard Nixon and his friend Edgar Kaiser. In discussion in the White House on February 17, 1971, Nixon expressed his support for the essential philosophy of the HMO, which John Ehrlichman explained thus: "All the incentives are toward less medical care, because the less care they give them, the more money they make.
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