Special Issue:
The Modus Operandi of Managed Care
(Volume 4, No. 1, January/February 1999)

Feature Articles

Managed Care --- A Review by Thomas Dorman, MD
The Health Care System as a Dysfunctional Family by John C. Sonne, MD
Four Points of the Compass: Restoring America's Sense of Direction
by Balint Vazsonyi, PhD

Optimistic Catastrophism: Why Some of the Problems We Face Are Signs of Hope
by Hilton P. Terrell, MD, PhD

Yes, Managed Care Can Be Ethical by George L. Spaeth, MD
Managed Care Is Inherently Unethical and Should Be Scuttled by Robert P. Gervais, MD

Medical Ethics and Managed Care
The Exit Interview by Lawrence R. Huntoon, MD, PhD

Correspondence: AAPS "Freedom Fighters," HMO Rx, Assessing Risks in the Home, Triage of the Elderly.

News Capsules: Canadian Health Care, America --- A Republic or a Democracy? Whistle-blowers at the EPA, Politicized Science at the EPA, The NEA on National Health Care Policy, Soaking the Rich, E&M Guidelines --- Update, California Leads the Way, Fraud and Abuse, NEJM Gun Poll --- A Second Opinion, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant and Managed Care, AAPS 55th Annual Meeting, Piercing the Shield of ERISA, Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs), INDOC, House Speaker Newt Gingrich Resigns, False Memories, Internet Censorship, Rising Numbers of the Uninsured, HMO CEO's Salaries, Boks in Brief.

News and Analysis: Government Tracking, AMAP, Obesity Guidelines, New York Law, Dr. Jekyll Had Better Hide, Large HMOs and Government Regulation, How Much For a Life? Medical Privacy, Anxiety Over Falling Income? BLUEprint For Fraud, RWJF and the "Culture of Death," Dropping Out of Medicare For the Millennium, HCFA's "User Fees," AMA House of Delegates and Free Speech, AMA and the Medical Police, AMA and Fraud Enforcement, etc.

President's Page
Fraud and Abuse: Other Considerations by James P. Weaver, MD

Editor's Corner
The Founding Fathers, High Crimes and Misdemeanors, and Impeachment by Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD

The Constitution - Plain and Simple
Census by Curtis W. Caine, MD

Book Review
Coolidge --- An American Enigma
Reviewed by Delbert H. Meyer, MD


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