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April 18, 2007

What is an HMO?

HMO — Health Maintenance Organization.

This is a broad term that, in general, refers to any organized plan other than a traditional health insurance company that provides for your health care. Some plans are very tightly structured so that all care is provided by the HMO's employees in the HMO's hospitals or clinics, while other plans are cooperative agreements among independent doctors, hospitals and other health care providers.

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Posted by healthinsurance at April 18, 2007 08:30 PM