Letters, Feb. 12, 1996

WHAT YOUR DOCTOR CAN'T TELL YOU

"No one disagrees that health-care costs need to be reined in, but the HMO approach of limiting care based on bottom-line profits is wrong." STEVE N. GEORAS, M.D. Baltimore, Maryland

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SPECIAL investigation of the state of U.S. health care [BUSINESS, Jan. 22]. It is ailing and failing rapidly, and health-maintenance organizations bear part of the responsibility for this condition. In a society where freedom of choice is a cornerstone, we surely must be able to find a better way to deliver effective health care to our people. As a person who is...

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