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Case 3


1.   What is managed care and where did it come from?


2.   Discuss the current state of managed care in the U.S. health care system.


3.   Briefly explain some of the potential impact of health care reform initiatives on managed care in the U.S.


4.   Be sure to properly cite all references.


Assignment Expectations


  • Please be sure to cite all sources and provide a reference list at the end of the paper (at least 3 references).

  • The length of your paper should be 2-3 pages typed and double-spaced.

  • Please prepare your work using the appropriate format.



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