Coy said, marked a huge social change, a great advance in the agenda to socialize American medicine, which has continued with the HMO Act
, EMTALA (the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act), Medicare Part D, and other federal interventions.
as prebiotics that promote the growth of desirable bacterial communities in the infant's intestine," Bode said.
In an op-ed at TheAdvertiser.com, Congressman Ron Paul added that "Congress needs to let markets work by aggressively repealing health-care laws, including: the HMO Act
of 1973; the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit passed in 2003; and the Obamacare bill passed in 2010."
But new laws started favoring prepaid care, including an HMO act
signed by President Nixon, and in 1973, MatthewThomton accepted its first prepaid patient, Squires said.
The book covers many topics including, but not limited to, a brief history of health insurance prior to the 1970's, the enactment of the HMO Act
, health care in rural America, Antitrust Legislation, private and public sector HMO development, accountability, and health promotion strategies.
* The Federal HMO Act
of 1973 sought to foster the creation of health maintenance organizations.
The HMO Act
of 1973 gave HMOs several strategic advantages over traditional indemnity health insurance providers and was justified on the grounds that there were public policy benefits associated with the "more cost efficient" HMOs.
The federal Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973 ("HMO Act
") was its first attempt to change the underlying structure of health care delivery through the targeted use of market forces.
The narrow legal question before the Court is: Is the independent review provision of Illinois' HMO act
preempted by ERISA?
The HMO Act
originally defined an HMO as "a public or private entity that provides basis and supplemental health services to its enrollees, without limiting the time or cost of those services." HEALTH INS.
Although Congress may not have given the then-President everything he asked for, one result of the Nixon Administration's push towards health care reform was passage of the HMO Act