[July 8, 2007 @ 3:12 pm] David Gratzer

Playing grainy audiotape from the Nixon White House, Michael Moore claims that HMOs were part of a plot by the then-President to push managed care on the population.

As I write in The Cure, Nixon certainly was a prime mover for popularizing HMOs – but there was no plot, and “recently discovered” audiotape is hardly necessary in understanding the issue.

The HMO Act of 1973 was passed by a bipartisan majority in Congress. Senator Edward Kennedy was a co-sponsor, by the way.

(This post is part of a series that examines key aspects of SiCKO.)

One comment

  1. Randy Zee Says:

    So you are an HMO whore…on the payroll to misinform people for cash.
    Tell your Mom and elderly relatives what you are doing if you feel opposing heealth care for all is bad.

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