Managed Care


July 2002

More difficult than ever to pull off, health care on a fixed, per-capita budget has gone out of style in a number of areas. But many things are cyclical – and this trend may be, too.

Michael D. Dalzell

Lost market share and further erosion of public trust will be the long-term by-products of this short-term solution.

Frank Diamond
The pharmacy director of Blue Cross of Oklahoma shares his company's success with using three tiers and coinsurance to promote member responsibility.
Thomas Kaye, RPh, MBA
The lack of a consistent clinical strategy for treating weight gain means coverage for obesity isn't imminent. Public policy must be established first.
Diane Cook