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Managed Care Legislation Would Allow Direct Access to OB/GYNs

February 5, 2001
By: Missy Shelton
State Capital Bureau

Missouri lawmakers consider legislation that would tighten regulations for managed care.

Missy Shelton has more from the state capitol.

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A massive managed care reform bill recently went before the House Critical Issues Committee.

Unlike similar bills in previous years, this legislation has a number of Republican co-sponsors.

Among other things, this bills allows women to have direct access to obstetricians and gynecologists.

Democratic Representative Tim Harlan is the chief sponsor of the bill.

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It's now up to lawmakers on the Critical Issues Committee to vote on the legislation.

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