Aetna Settles Texas Suit, To Reform Care Policies

Nation’s largest health insurer agrees to patient and provider-friendly changes

CEO SUMMARY: Texas demonstrates that, where providers have political clout, some of the more onerous aspects of managed care can be changed. The Texas Attorney General sued Aetna and five other HMOs in 1998 about the way physicians were given incentives to stay within budget numbers for the cost of care. Aetna decided to settle

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