Making a Killing
HMOs and the Threat to Your Health
One of the most powerful indictments of the managed care industry,
this scathing exposé presents case histories of those who have lost their health or
their lives because an HMO denied or delayed vital treatments, tests or surgery. ... This
lively probe is must reading for anyone concerned with the health of the U.S. medical
Provides one of the most descriptive records of the horrors of HMO medicine during the 1990s, with numerous stories of individuals who were denied care or had to fight their HMOs for coverage of medical services. Court and Smith make a compelling case for the absurdity of a health-care system based on the concept of minimizing care to increase profits and please shareholders. They reveal how and why most HMOs have broken their early promises to control costs and reduce the number of uninsured Americans. more
—Los Angeles Times
A gripping story of excessive power without restraint that comes down hard on powerless and defenseless people. Who speaks for them and those who follow them? It could be you the readers.
Upton Sinclair would be proud.