MINNESOTA: TWIN CITIES' FRIENDLY PLANS

IN MINNESOTA, DOCTORS WOO THE PATIENTS--EVEN THOSE WHO NEED EXPENSIVE TREATMENT

Need to see a doctor? All too often, you can only pick one you know nothing about from a list supplied by your employer's managed-care plan. But if you happen to work for one of 24 large corporations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, you could visit a kiosk near your office, punch a button and see a computer screen light up with a sales pitch like this, from pediatrician Leonard Snellman III:

"Smiles from children are the gas that keeps me going. Thus I wear funny ties, watches and socks, hide finger puppets in my desk drawers and try to have...

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