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The Impact of Managed Care Legislation: An Analysis of Five Legislative Proposals from California


This study analyzed five 1997 managed care consumer protection proposals currently or recently under consideration by the California state legislature: allowing consumers to sue their HMO (health maintenance organization) or managed care plan; expanding access to prescription drugs not approved by the health plan; expanded coverage of mental health services; direct access to obstetrical andgynecological services; and lengthened minimum hospital stays for mastectomy patients.

  • Report: The Impact of Manged Care Legislation: An Analysis of Five Legislative Proposals from California

  • Report: The Impact of Manged Care Legislation: An Analysis of Five Legislative Proposals from California