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I write this review as newspapers report the passage by the Senate, by a startling vote of 60 to 14, of the $5 billion Kennedy-sponsored bill to establish prepaid group medical practices that provide comprehensive health services for a single fee, and in support of urban health maintenance organizations, rural health services organizations, and associated loans to plan, construct, and operate such programs. The bill now goes to the House of Representatives.
In the House, Congressman Roy—a distinguished physician, lawyer, and architect of H.R. 11728—will be a key spokesman for the health maintenance organization (HMO) strategy. He has given us
The Proposed Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1972.. Ann Intern Med. ;77:1011. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-6-1011_1
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