Vanderbilt Law Review

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Recent Developments

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Under the existing statute Congress has attempted by legislation to encourage the development of HMOs as a viable alternative for the health-care consumer. As is often the casein the political world of Congress, the fanfare accompanying a legislative response has obscured the deficiencies of the answer. This act with its limited appropriations, restricted preemption language,and failure to support profit-making HMOs constitutes an experimental approach to the HMO concept, and therefore, only illusionary support for its development.