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Women Struggle With HMOs

A study commissioned by the Older Women’s League reported that while managed care often provides aid to patients in detecting and preventing health problems, it can limit patients’ access to specialists and unusual treatment options. These findings are particularly ominous for women, who typically live longer than men but suffer from more chronic diseases. Older women also typically have lower incomes than their male counterparts and may not be able to afford medications not covered by their managed-care plan.

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The New York Times - August 13, 1997

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