Perpetuating the Myth: How Managed Care is Bad News for Pregnant Women

Patricia Salber

Posted 10/22/11 on The Doctor Weighs In

So, I just saw a Kevin Pho MD tweet flash by on my computer screen with the statement “Managed care is bad news for pregnant women.”  I clicked on the link in the tweet and was taken to his blog site.  Sure enough, there was an article with the title:  “How managed care is bad news for pregnant women” written by Linda Burke-Gallowayan obstetrician-gynecologist and author of The Smart Mother’s Guide to a Better Pregnancy.

Painting of "Pregnant Women" by Steve Gribben (more art by him @ http://steve-gribben.fineartamerica.com)

Having worked for managed care most of my life, I know a lot about the good, bad, and ugly of managed care.  I am not an apologist for the industry, but neither am I a person who thinks the term “managed care” automatically connotes all things evil in health care.  I am a member of a managed care plan and am quite happy.

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