Today’s Health Care Check-Up: — February 8, 2000

In case you missed it, following is an excerpt from an article appearing in today’s Wall Street Journal that explains how employers could react if an expanded "right" to sue becomes law (see attached article):

"Adding new liability for companies could prompt some to scuttle their health-benefits programs and send employees into the market to fend for themselves. Says Margaret O’Kane, head of a managed care accrediting organization called the National Committee for Quality Assurance: ‘If employers find themselves in the path of the trial lawyers, I think you can expect a massive bailout.’ "

The Wall Street Journal, "Health Benefits Trend: Give Workers Money, Let Them Buy a Plan," February 8, 2000

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