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Medical home approach brings back managed care

Boston Globe, April 9, 2009

A decade after HMOs provoked an angry public backlash for being too focused on the bottom line, managed care is making a comeback, particularly among Democratic policymakers now shaping a proposed overhaul of the nation's healthcare system. The "medical home" is based on the idea that high quality care and stronger relationships between patients and their primary care doctors will save money in the long run.