Dr. Paul Ellwood, often called the father of HMOs, coined the term in 1970, the year this photo was taken in his Minneapolis office. His argument that health-maintenance organizations would help drive down health-care costs while keeping patients healthy culminated in a 1973 federal law that led to the proliferation of HMOs.
Dr. Paul Ellwood, often called the father of HMOs, coined the term in 1970, the year this photo was taken in his Minneapolis office. His argument that health-maintenance organizations would help drive down health-care costs while keeping patients healthy culminated in a 1973 federal law that led to the proliferation of HMOs. Associated Press file
Dr. Paul Ellwood, often called the father of HMOs, coined the term in 1970, the year this photo was taken in his Minneapolis office. His argument that health-maintenance organizations would help drive down health-care costs while keeping patients healthy culminated in a 1973 federal law that led to the proliferation of HMOs. Associated Press file

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