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From company doctors to managed care : the United Mine Workers' noble experiment

Author: Ivana Krajcinovic
Publisher: Ithaca, NY : ILR Press, 1997.
Series: Cornell studies in industrial and labor relations, no. 31.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Welfare and Retirement Fund of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) is widely acknowledged as the most innovative effort at group health care in the United States in the twentieth century. Ivana Krajcinovic describes the establishment, operation, and demise of the fund that brought mining families from the backwater to the forefront of medical care in less than a decade. The UMWA was one of the first  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ivana Krajcinovic
ISBN: 0801433924 9780801433924 9780801478444 0801478448
OCLC Number: 37011218
Description: xiv, 212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The centrality of health benefits in labor contracts --
The early history of health plans for workers --
Bargaining for benefits: the fund and the transformation of industrial relations in the coal industry --
Designing the fund --
The delivery of physician care under the fund's managed care initiatives --
Hospital care: the Miners Memorial Hospital Association --
External challenges to the operation of the fund --
The transformation and dismantling of the fund.
Series Title: Cornell studies in industrial and labor relations, no. 31.
Responsibility: Ivana Krajcinovic.

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Krajcinovic describes the establishment, operation, and demise of the UMWA's Welfare Fund that brought mining families from the backwater to the forefront of medical care in less than a decade.  Read more...

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"A solid and convincing study of an important health care institution. This book marks a valuable contribution to the literature on the history of health insurance." Edward Berkowitz, George Read more...

 
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