- a healthcare plan or system that seeks to control medical costs by contracting with a network of providers.
Origin of managed care
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Taxes on pharma and medical devices would remain, while managed-care and hospital companies would suffer big losses.How the Supreme Court’s Health-Care Ruling Will Move the Markets
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- Any arrangement for health care in which an organization, such as an HMO, another type of doctor-hospital network, or an insurance company, acts as intermediate between the person seeking care and the physician.
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