The Revolt of the Corporate Purchaser

Jill Quadagno

in One Nation, Uninsured

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195160390
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199944026 | DOI:
The Revolt of the Corporate Purchaser

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This chapter shows how the failure of federal cost containment provoked corporate purchasers to experiment with their own methods for controlling costs, leading to managed care in the 1990s and triggering a huge conflict between insurers and physicians. The first section identifies the origins of the corporate revolt, and looks at the downsizing of the private welfare state. The chapter then studies the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act, which is considered as an irregularity in the history of Medicare, and ends with a section on the different piecemeal approaches in health care management.

Keywords: federal cost containment; corporate purchasers; managed care; corporate revolt; private welfare state; Medicare Catastrophic Coverage; piecemeal approaches; health care management

Chapter.  11554 words. 

Subjects: Race and Ethnicity

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