Future of Managed Care in the U.S. Health System: Considerations of Ideology

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Future of Managed Care in the U.S. Health System: Considerations of Ideology
Introduction
What is the future of managed care in the U.S. health system? According to Shi and Singh (2005), the answer to such a question depends on six factors, namely “political climate, state of economic development, technologic progress, social and cultural values, the physical environment, and population characteristics such as demographic and health trends” (p. 9).
Interestingly, all six of these factors are currently in some degree of flux. The political climate has swung back in favor of the Democratic Party, which, since the time of President Clinton, has been aggressively in favor of a national health care plan that would end the current domination of...
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