Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973

(redirected from HMO Act)

Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973

Legislation in the United States that offered grants and other incentives to start or expand a health maintenance organization (HMO), which is a nonprofit organization offering health insurance to a group of people at the same monthly premium. It also required companies with more than 25 employees to offer employees the option to buy into an HMO if these companies also offered standard health insurance. (This latter provision expired in 1995.) The Act made HMOs a popular health insurance choice for many companies and individuals.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
"HMO act 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."
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 of 1973.