The first wave of prepaid group health plans in the late 1930s and early 1940s used salaried doctors. Some of their nonprofit successors, such as Kaiser, share many of the New York plan’s efficiencies. A few other unions still run their own clinics, though none are as comprehensive as the hotel workers’. America’s highest-quality freestanding health centers such as the Cleveland Clinic and the Mayo Clinic also use salaried doctors.
American Prospect, 11/8/11
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