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A health insurer pays more to save

New York Times, June 22, 2010

Some of the nation's insurers are now trying to avoid high medical bills by giving primary care doctors more help—and more money—to take care of the sickest patients and help prevent them from becoming sicker. Otherwise, insurers know they risk being overwhelmed by rising healthcare costs as an older, sicker population copes with serious chronic conditions, the New York Times reports.