Supreme Court to Hear HMO Case The Supreme Court will hear a case that challenges a Kentucky law aimed at guaranteeing patients a broader choice of doctors and hospitals. The HMO industry says a 1994 law that requires health plans to open closed networks undercuts its ability to ensure quality and contain costs. NPR's Julie Rovner reports.

High Court to Consider State Regulation of HMOs

High Court to Consider State Regulation of HMOs

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The Supreme Court will hear a case that challenges a Kentucky law aimed at guaranteeing patients a broader choice of doctors and hospitals. The HMO industry says a 1994 law that requires health plans to open closed networks undercuts its ability to ensure quality and contain costs. NPR's Julie Rovner reports.