state, so contacting your state officials may be best. If you want to push for national legislation, encourage your congressman to pass a federal law overseeing managed care. At the very least, write a letter to keep elected officials informed about the problems patients face with the current system. The concerns expressed by you and other consumers may lead to a better healthcare system for everyone.
More managed care resources
Your Guide to Managed Health Care
How to Fight Your HMO
Get more information from Physicians Who Care at
Consumer Federation of America, Insurance Group;
National Health Information Center; 800-336-4797
Health Insurance Association of America offers a free booklet, Choosing and Using a Health Plan. Send a SASE to 555 13th St. NW, Suite 600 E, Washington, DC 20004