The Rise and Fall of HMOs shows how a worthy idea went wrong

The Rise and Fall of HMOs: An American Health Care RevolutionBy Jan Gregoire CoombsMadison,Wisc., University of Wisconsin Press, 430 pages. This well-written and thoroughly researched book by an unusually knowledgeable author traces two distinct, occasionally intersecting, histories. The first is that of the highly regarded Marshfield Clinic, a multi-specialty group medical practice in central Wisconsin(...)

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