In a nutshell, says health care economist Uwe Reinhardt, managed care did a
lot more than it gets credit for. But it also did a lot of dumb things. Here is Reinhardt's summary, together with
a forecast of future changes in the system.
Marc Roberts, health care researcher and analyst, offers a nuanced and moderate view of managed care's revolution.
Opposing profit-driven health care, Drs. David Himmelstein, and Steffie
Woolhandler outline how the headlong rush to for-profit care is occurring
without the consent of patients or practitioners. They maintain medical care
is one of the aspects of life that should be off-limits to the market.
In this q&a
article, Regina Herzlinger, professor at Harvard Business School, looks at how
health care providers can succeed in the new market driven system. She also
forecasts the evolution of managed care in coming years.