Patient Lawsuits Against HMOs

The guests discussed how the Supreme Court ruling this week on patient lawsuits against HMOs affects both patients and managed care… read more

The guests discussed how the Supreme Court ruling this week on patient lawsuits against HMOs affects both patients and managed care providers. On the twenty-first, the Court ruled unanimously that patients cannot sue managed care companies in state courts if HMOs refuse to pay for medical procedures that doctors have recommended. The guests also discussed the policy implications of the decision including Senator Kerry calling for a new patients bill of rights after the decision was announced. They responded to telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail from viewers. close

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  • Pisano, Susan Vice President America's Health Insurance Plans->Communications
  • Weiss, Alice M. Director National Partnership for Women and Families->Health Policy
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Jun 26, 2004

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