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Hughes, Dana C.; Luft, Harold S. – Future of Children, 1998
Lays the foundation for other articles in this special issue by providing an overview of managed health care as it now operates. Children are increasingly being enrolled in such plans even though there is little information about the effects of managed health care on this population. (SLD)
Descriptors: Children, Health Insurance, Health Maintenance Organizations, Health Services
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Szilagyi, Peter G. – Future of Children, 1998
Reviews what is known about the effect of managed care on access to health services, as well as utilization of hospital care, emergency department visits, primary care services, and specialty pediatric services. The effect of managed care appears dependent on several factors and, thus, is likely to vary according to the population served. (SLD)
Descriptors: Children, Health Insurance, Health Maintenance Organizations, Health Services
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Bergman, David A.; Homer, Charles J. – Future of Children, 1998
Information available so far indicates that children in managed care arrangements are less likely to be seen by pediatric specialists and that families and providers are less satisfied under managed care. In spite of these drawbacks, the managed care approach, modified appropriately, offers new opportunities to provide high-quality medical care…
Descriptors: Children, Health Insurance, Health Maintenance Organizations, Health Services
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Anderson, Gerard F. – Future of Children, 1998
Summarizes efforts by state governments to regulate managed care and examines the various actions that states have initiated to credential managed care plans that desire to provide care for Medicaid beneficiaries. In the long run, organizations other than state regulatory agencies may be better equipped to regulate managed care. (SLD)
Descriptors: Children, Health Insurance, Health Maintenance Organizations, Health Services
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Gleason, Carolyn; Finkelstein, Jonathan A. – Future of Children, 1998
Presents the perspectives of a parent and a pediatrician on managed health care for children. The parent's experience in obtaining care for her disabled child demonstrates many pitfalls in the system. The pediatrician stresses that advocacy for child health should promote child health through managed care, rather than protect children from managed…
Descriptors: Children, Disabilities, Health Insurance, Health Maintenance Organizations
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Lewit, Eugene M. – Future of Children, 1998
Reviews the basic decisions states must make when implementing State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) programs and reports on the decisions states participating in this federal program have made, as reflected in the plans they submitted to the Health Care Financing Administration. Sources of information about the program are included.…
Descriptors: Children, Federal Programs, Health Insurance, Health Maintenance Organizations