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Give up they did but not because its methods had no merit, but because of political backlash and organizing providers. Most countries have no problem rationing care, the US does and the managed care experiment of the 90’s proved that (my understanding is the the UK national health system even uses some sort of capitation). United (I never worked for them) seized the opportunity to create a branded marketing image and raise rates substantially. And what did everyone receive in return for United “giving up” unabated cost increases and purchasers convinced that if they pay more they somehow get better… Read more »

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John–I’m glad that United had such success exporting managed care to the UK, because they gave up using it here circa 1999!

Ashley Bowers
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Really great Column found is very interesting but believe we all her ein Ameica need a Health care system like they have in Canada.

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I like your writing style. Don’t agree with the conclusion, but I like your style 🙂 Other industrialized government have done a relatively better job of controling health care growth because of price controls and rationing. Both of which scare off providers and patients. And as both of these stakeholders are major political contributors and voters unless the government wants to wholly own the health care system (Canada owns most of its hospitals) the US will not get there any time soon. Also remember that the health care numbers provided by CMS include ALL health care expenditures including those not… Read more »